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MSNBC to premiere doc strand ‘Maximum Drama’

The strand's first episode will feature Shoot to Kill: The Ohio Animal Massacre, a Minnow Films-produced doc on Terry Thompson, the owner of a Zanesville, Ohio farm who set loose 50 exotic animals before killing himself last year.
October 29, 2012

U.S. cable news network MSNBC will debut a documentary strand that goes in-depth on major news stories called ‘Maximum Drama.’ Hosted by reporter Jeff Rossen, the show¬†will feature a different investigative documentary each week.

The first episode, which airs on November 11, will feature Shoot to Kill: The Ohio Animal Massacre, a Minnow Films-produced doc on Terry Thompson, the owner of a Zanesville, Ohio farm who set loose 50 exotic animals before killing himself in 2011. It will include exclusive interviews with the police officers who hunted down and killed 48 of the animals, including rare Bengal tigers and lions.

The second episode of the strand, Profiling Evil: The I-5 Strangler, will examine the case of convicted serial killer Roger Kibbe, who is serving a life sentence in a California prison. It was produced by Tom Jennings and will air on November 18. Other episodes this season will focus on sex slaves in Chicago and serial killer Ted Bundy.

‘Maximum Drama’ is produced by MSNBC Films and executive produced by Scott Hooker, the network’s senior executive producer, documentary production and development.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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