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via press release:


Strand Will Cover Headline-Making Cases Within Weeks of the Initial Incident or Arrest


(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery announced today the greenlight of FRONT PAGE, a new “instamentary” series covering major cases making headlines, within just weeks of the initial incident or arrest. 


“Working in conjunction with the leading news organizations covering these active cases – including NBC, ABC and CBS – Investigation Discovery will create quick turn-around documentaries outlining the facts and suspicions as they unfolded, almost in real time,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President at Discovery Communications.  “We’ve learned through our popular website and viewer feedback that ID is a trusted source for information on the intricacies of complicated cases – creating instamentaries ripped from the front pages of newspapers across the country is a natural evolution of our storytelling.”


Current subjects in development include the multi-decade Robert Durst investigation culminating in his recent arrest, the ongoing Aaron Hernandez trial and the Napa Valley winery murder-suicide this week allegedly committed by Robert Dahl.  Each installment will feature expert commentary from ID’s roster of experts spanning criminal profiling, criminal psychology, investigative journalism, legal analysis, forensic science and police investigation.


About Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television and America’s favorite “guilty pleasure.” From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation’s fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 86 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit,, or Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.




America’s leading mystery-and-suspense network expands its coverage of stories that make headlines with, a blog inviting self-proclaimed ID Addicts and wider online audiences to immerse themselves in breaking crime news and on-going investigations through unique, interactive features and a lineup of carefully curated content that only ID can deliver. Launched in October 2013, Crime Feed delves into the crimes of today — both the most talked about and those flying under the radar — providing real-time coverage and expert commentary from the ID team, experts in the field and ID hosts. In February 2015, Crime Feed garnered 4.5 million page views from more than 2.3 million unique visitors.

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