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ID, Peacock partner for Pistorius doc

Investigation Discovery and Peacock Productions are partnering to produce a one-hour special about athlete Oscar Pistorius and the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, to air March 3.
February 28, 2013

Investigation Discovery (ID) and Peacock Productions are partnering to produce a one-hour special about athlete Oscar Pistorius and the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Billed as an “instamentary” by the network, the doc – entitled Beauty & The Blade Runner – will air on March 3 at 8 p.m. EST. The partners say the special will featuring exclusive interviews with members of both Pistorius’s and Steenkamp’s inner circles, as well as key players in the murder trial, and will examine the pair’s relationship and what circumstantial evidence may have contributed to Steenkamp’s death on Valentine’s Day.

The special marks the first production in a partnership between ID and Peacock Productions, the production arm of NBC News.

“With the benefit of NBC News’ Peacock Productions’ established experience, enormous resources and journalistic integrity, we felt we had the perfect partner to explore aspects of this horrible tragedy not widely known to the American public,” said Henry Schleiff, ID’s president and general manager. “Mark this shocking story as ‘exhibit one’ in our expanded partnership to cover other compelling investigations and criminal cases, as they are unfolding.”

Sharon Scott, exec VP and general manager at Peacock Productions, added: “This type of quick turnaround plays to our strengths and we’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Henry Schleiff and his amazing team over at Investigation Discovery.”

The executive producer for Peacock Productions is Liz Fischer, while for ID, Pamela Deutsch is exec producer, Keila Woodard is producer, and Sara Kozak is senior VP of production.

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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