Dr. Phil Takes On ‘Making A Murderer’

The Making a Murderer Netflix series has caught the attention of Dr. Phil McGraw, whose the Dr. Phil Show sent an email in the wee hours of Sunday morning to subscribers of the Dr. Phil Show newsletter, saying that they could expect to see the good doctor tackle the case of Steven Avery. On Thursday, January 14, Dr. Phil will give his take on the controversy made popular by Making a Murderer, a Netflix series that garnered petitions from viewers and of imprisoned Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey.

Although the White House response to the Making a Murderer petition wasn’t the answer fans hoped to hear, as reported by the Inquisitr, it did bring more attention to the case.

“Dr. Phil tackles the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer”, questions surrounding a young man’s multiple personality claims, and more!”

As reported by the Inquisitr, Avery has gotten new lawyers, and combined with the attention that folks like Dr. Phil are giving the subjects of Making a Murderer, new hope and a new investigative light has been shed upon the case due to the Netflix series.

The description sent from the Dr. Phil Show to subscribers, and one that resides on the Dr. Phil website about the Thursday episode of the Dr. Phil Show, explains to viewers exactly who Steven is and why everyone is buzzing about Making a Murderer.

“Investigating Making A Murderer: Why Is Everyone Talking about Steven Avery?

“Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” focuses on Steven Avery, the man behind bars everyone is talking about. Avery was convicted in 1985 for the rape of Penny Beerntsen and sentenced to 32 years in prison. After 18 years in prison, Avery was exonerated because of DNA evidence. Then in 2007, Avery was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, without possibility of parole, for killing Teresa Halbach, a photographer who had done work for Avery’s family business. The prosecution presented evidence including: Halbach’s SUV, found in the Avery’s salvage yard, with Avery’s blood, a bullet with Halbach’s DNA embedded in the floor of the garage, and keys to Halbach’s SUV found in Avery’s trailer. Since the release of the documentary, “Making A Murderer,” hundreds of thousands of people have signed online petitions to free convicted murderer Steven Avery. Dr. Phil delves into the details of this controversial case.”

Not only does the Dr. Phil Show point viewers to a page on Dr. Phil’s website that allows viewers to begin discussing Making a Murderer in the message boards, it also explains how viewers can be part of the show — at least in the audience. In order to try to become a member of the studio audience for Dr. Phil’s Making A Murderer show, which apparently tapes Tuesday, January 12, there’s a submission form that has to be completed on the Dr. Phil Show website.

Whether or not fans of the Dr. Phil Show believe the Making A Murderer subjects are guilty or innocent, or whether they simply have questions and Making A Murderer theories they want to express, they are asked to join the studio audience of the Dr. Phil Show on Tuesday.

The tickets to the Dr. Phil Show taping on Tuesday that covers all things Making A Murderer are free, but only those who are 16 years of age and older may attend. Folks aren’t going to be flown in from around the country to be in the audience for the Dr. Phil Show taping; therefore, those who plan to be in the Los Angeles area are asked to fill out the form and submit it for a chance to get in the Making A Murderer studio audience. Those audience members are asked to arrive by 8 a.m.

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