People have always been fascinated by the violent crimes, accidents and suicides reported in "News in brief" columns. Unjustly disdained by historians and generally left to the sensationalist press, these news stories tell us much about the societies that spawned them and the later generations that keep reviving them.
Sensational news stories act as intermittent reminders of how minor or major transgressions can wreck our lives. Each episode in this series revisits a page of our shared history, meticulously decoding and deconstructing a sensational news item.
EPISODES TITLES :
- Jack the Ripper: The Invention of the Serial Killer (1888)
- Albert Soleilland: A Case for the Death Penalty (1907)
- The Vampires of the Weimar Republic (1924-1931)
- The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre: Gang Rule in America (1929)
- Violette Nozière, Murderess or Victim? (1933)
- Sada Abe: The Fantasy of Japanese Eroticism (1936)
- Roswell: Back to the UFO (1947)
- Flight 571: The Acceptable Face of Cannibalism (1972)
- The Jonestown Massacre: The Start of the Anti-Cult Movement (1978)
- The Death of Lady Di: The Paparazzi's Princess (1997)
PROVISIONAL DELIVERY DATE: SPRING 2018
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