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"A Crime to Remember" is a reality series on Investigation Discovery (ID) that profiles the bad old days of the '50s and '60s.

Set against the backdrop of Studebakers, fedoras, and three-martini lunches, these stories of truly mad men and women reveal complicated relationships where thwarted dreams and repressed passions led to terrible crimes. Each episode treats the viewer to the "through-the-looking-glass" experience of crime solving in decades past, in a pre-DNA era when 911 didn't even exist. It wasn't just the criminals who confounded the cops, the cultural taboos and social norms of the time were also obstacles in the pursuit of justice.

Long-forgotten cases are brought to life and new details about infamous crimes are revealed. The Kitty Genovese murder captured the attention of the world, not because of the victim or killer, but because of the witnesses, and the Case of Ruby McCollum — a shooting in the Jim Crow South — could be the most famous murder you've never heard of.

In the series, viewers step into the past and unravel the intricacies of real-life murder cases from the '50s and '60s. Each narrative is driven by the voice of a fictional bystander who "knew" the victim, while reporters and police who lived through the actual case explain how the impact of the crime and investigation sent shockwaves through the community. "A Crime to Remember" showcases the most compelling crimes of our past, when murder erupted from the same dark places as today, but the cops had to catch the killer with little more than a fingerprint duster and a Rolodex.

"A Crime to Remember" is produced for Investigation Discovery by XCON Productions. For XCON, Christine Connor is executive producer. For Investigation Discovery, Thomas Cutler is executive producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager and Henry Schleiff is Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family Channel and Discovery Fit & Health.


Network: Investigation Discovery
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: November 12, 2013
Seasons: 3
Production Company: XCON Productions

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