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Oxygen gears up for “Manson: The Women” on anniversary of murders

NBCUniversal-owned true crime network Oxygen is set to debut a new documentary special on the women who joined infamous cult leader Charles Manson as part of the Manson Family. Manson: The Women explores ...
July 23, 2019

NBCUniversal-owned true crime network Oxygen is set to debut a new documentary special on the women who joined infamous cult leader Charles Manson as part of the Manson Family.

Manson: The Women explores the 1960s counterculture through the lens of some of Manson’s followers, shedding light on how a number of women came to follow him — some to the point of murder.

In August 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four of her visitors were murdered in her home, shared with husband Roman Polanski who was away at the time, by three followers of Manson, under his direction.

Featured interviews in the special include Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (pictured), Sandra “Blue” Good, Catherine “Gypsy” Share, and Dianne “Snake” Lake, none of whom participated in the murders, who recount their lives on Spahn Ranch in Los Angeles as part of Manson’s cult, and their relationships to enigmatic leader prior to the murders he would orchestrate.

Manson: The Women is produced by Glass Entertainment Group and Pyramid Productions. Nancy Glass, J.C. Mills, Jon Hirsch and Eric Neuhaus serve as executive producers for Glass, with James Buddy Day executive producing for Pyramid.

The two-hour special will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Manson Family murders, premiering Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.

(Photo courtesy of Oxygen)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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