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Front Page

  • Premiered: 
    June 18, 2015
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

FRONT PAGE is Investigation Discovery's "instamentary" series strand, comprised of documentaries featuring crime cases ripped from the front pages of newspapers across the country. ID creates these quick turn-around documentaries outlining the facts and suspicions as they unfolded, while working with the news organization leading coverage of each case. Each program features expert commentary from ID's roster of experts spanning criminal profiling, criminal psychology, investigative journalism, legal analysis, forensic science and police investigation. The first installment, PRISON BREAK: KILLERS ON THE RUN, debuted 12 days after news broke of the escape of inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional Facility on Saturday, June 6, 2015. This first program, produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, went inside the most notorious maximum security prison to reveal how two inmates ended up behind bars and orchestrated an ingenious prison break that seems like a Hollywood movie. Interviews with police officers, investigators and former Clinton Correctional Facility prisoners provide the backstories of the convicts and where they could possibly be now. Ten days after FRONT PAGE premiered, the cable network debuted PRISON BREAK: THE MANHUNT, an updated version of the original program, with added details about recent developments and the nearly three-week manhunt that resulted in a Border Patrol agent shooting and killing Matt on June 26 and the capture of Sweat on June 28. At the time ID announced FRONT PAGE in mid-March 2015, the cable network had a number of documentaries in development including the multi-decade Robert Durst investigation culminating in his recent arrest, the ongoing Aaron Hernandez trial and the Napa Valley winery murder-suicide allegedly committed by Robert Dahl.