REELZ TO AIR EXCLUSIVE U.S. PREMIERE OF "OSCAR PISTORIUS: THE INTERVIEW"
The First and Only Hour-Long Television Interview Since Pi��storius Was Convicted of Murder Will Premiere Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT
(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, June 20, 2016 - REELZ today announced the exclusive U.S. premiere of Oscar Pistorius: The Interview with former Olympian Oscar Pistorius in his first and only interview since being convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The hour-long Oscar Pistorius: The Interview will premiere Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. Oscar Pistorius: The Interview is produced by ITV.
"The global fascination that surrounded Oscar Pistorius' rise to fame and the tragic circumstances behind his stunning collapse make this a perfect example of the commitment to our viewers to bring into focus the real lives and real stories of real celebrities," said Rob Swartz, SVP of Development and Current Programming at REELZ. "Now in this riveting hour-long interview our viewers will hear Pistorius speak about what happened on that fateful night."
In Oscar Pistorius: The Interview the man known as "Blade Runner" due to his custom dual prosthetic legs spoke with investigative journalist Mark Williams-Thomas in an hour-long interview at his uncle's home where he is awaiting sentencing, which is expected to be delivered later this month after his original conviction of culpable homicide was overturned by South Africa's Supreme Court. Pistorius gave his detailed, and at times, brutal account of what happened the night he killed Steenkamp and was questioned about key details of the prosecution's case which resulted in his conviction. He also discussed his relationship with Steenkamp, the allegations of his previous abusive behavior toward her and his previous use of firearms.
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