The JonBenét Ramsey case is going to get a new look with some in-depth media coverage. The 6-year-old beauty queen was murdered on Christmas day in 1996, and the botched case has left millions nationwide wanting answers. A beautiful, young girl, JonBenét Ramsey, was found brutally murdered in the basement of her home. Her immediate family quickly became suspects in the case and the fact that she was a contestant in beauty pageants drew many to theorize that child pedophilia may have played a role in her murder.
On August 1, the Dr. Phil show announced that they would interview JonBenét Ramsey’s brother Burke for the first time. The announcement comes at the same time that Investigation Discovery (ID) announced they will air a three-day television special that revisits the JonBenét Ramsey case. The ID series has a working title of JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery. Dr. Phil’s coverage of the case coincides with the ID series. Both air on September 12. Following the Dr. Phil special and the ID series will be an in-depth look at the JonBenét Ramsey murder on CBS’s show Case Closed. Case Closed will also feature a three-part series that begins on September 19.
CBS issued a press release about Burke Ramsey’s exclusive interview with Dr. Phil. The three-part series is set for the Dr. Phil Season 15 premiere. December 25, 2016, will mark 20 years since JonBenet Ramsey was murdered.
“Television’s #1-rated daytime talk show, Dr. Phil, returns for its 15th season with an exclusive interview revealing shocking, never-before-heard details about one of America’s most talked about cold cases. In December 1996, 6-year-old child pageant star, JonBenet Ramsey, was found dead in the basement of her family’s Colorado home. Speaking out publicly for the first time, JonBenet’s 29-year-old brother, Burke, reveals what he knows about his sister’s mysterious murder in a ripped-from-the-headlines exclusive interview with Dr. Phil. After 20 years, it’s finally time for answers. The three-part season premiere airs Monday, September 12th; Tuesday September 13th; and Monday September 19th (check local listings).”
The announcement is creating plenty of buzz on social media networks such as Twitter.
Patsy Ramsey was a beauty queen herself and held the title of Miss West Virginia 1977. Here she is pictured with her son Burke and daughter JonBenét. Patricia Ann “Patsy” Ramsey passed away on June 24, 2006. Though a grand jury had voted to indict the Ramseys for their daughter’s murder, DNA developments in the case cleared both her parents: Patsy and John Ramsey.
Nancy Grace discussed the case in the following video and highlighted some of the issues she took with the way investigators handled the JonBenét Ramsey case.
The Investigation Discovery series will air on September 12 at 10 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. CT. Henry Schleiff, who serves as Group President for Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America, released a statement regarding the upcoming, three-part series.
“Provocative, investigative programming is what ID does best – and there is no better case for us to take on than the two-decade long, agonizing mystery of what happened to JonBenét Ramsey. The fact is, we may never definitively know the answer to that question – but ID will re-explore every angle, every shred of evidence, and every ‘whodunit’ theory to allow our viewers to draw their own conclusions on the case.”
There is no doubt that between Dr. Phil’s coverage during the day and ID’s coverage at night, everyone will be discussing the tragic case of JonBenét Ramsey.
CBS also released an announcement about their upcoming series on the
JonBenét Ramsey case. Like Dr. Phil and ID, CBS is unveiling their limited series as part of their fall premiere.
“Case Closed is a six-hour limited event docu-thriller that re-examines the unsolved JonBenét Ramsey murder 20 years later.”
“Part 1 of this limited series airs Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8:30/7:30c. You can see Part 2 on Sept. 19 at 9/8c, and Part 3 concludes the limited series Sept. 25 at 8:30/7:30c.”
Which show do you plan to watch, or will you watch all of them? Do you have theories about the JonBenét Ramsey case?
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