Ten Years Later, TLC Explores "Who Killed Chandra Levy?"
-- TLC Original Docu-movie Premieres Sunday, May 1 --
(Silver Spring, Md. ) A decade following the tragedy that shocked the nation and dominated newspaper headlines, TLC presents WHO KILLED CHANDRA LEVY?, an original docu-movie based on the real-life events surrounding the murder of the promising 24-year old Capitol Hill intern. Premiering Sunday, May 1 at 9 PM (ET/PT), the television event is a cautionary tale of sex, power, murder - as well as the heartbreaking story of a girl with big dreams who left behind a shattered family.
Weaving together dramatizations with original on-camera interviews, WHO KILLED CHANDRA LEVY? recounts the events to date surrounding Levy's mysterious case, including her sudden disappearance; the controversial affair with US Representative Gary Condit; investigators' struggles to identify key evidence; the media frenzy that captivated the nation; the agony of parents struggling to cope with the loss of a child; and finally, the long overdue conviction of Ingmar Guandique. Throughout the special, viewers will hear first hand accounts from those close to the tragic event, including Levy's Aunt Linda Katz, as well as Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz - the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists who helped break the case - and authors of Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery.
WHO KILLED CHANDRA LEVY? is produced by Atlas Media Corp. for TLC. Executive producer for Atlas Media Corp. is Bruce David Klein.
About the book
Finding Chandra explores the ambition and hubris of Washington's power elite and press corps, the bungled efforts by the police to capture a killer, the dark nature of political scandal and the agony of two parents as they searched for an answer to who murdered their only daughter. Called an "impressive feat of reporting and storytelling" by The New York Times Book Review, Finding Chandra will be available in paperback on April 26.
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