Friday, April 10, 2009

New Dateline Special Series with Deputy District Attorney: ALAN JACKSON!

This is a reminder everyone about the NBC Dateline show tonight at 10 pm ET/PT. For Alan Jackson fans, this is your chance to see him again.

From the presser:
"Correspondent Josh Mankiewicz and law enforcement veterans Dwayne Stanton, Yolanda McClary and Alan Jackson come together to try and get to the truth behind the murders of Allison Foy and Angela Rothen, two mothers that went missing a year apart before their bones were found together last year in a wooded area near Wilmington, N.C. Stanton is a retired homicide detective from Washington, D.C. who investigated Chandra Levy's murder; McClary is a Las Vegas crime scene investigator who served as a model for a character on the hit series, "C.S.I.;" and Jackson is a prosecutor in Los Angeles who specializes in high-profile cases."

20 comments:

Carol L Beck said...

A fascinating and pretty complete site about Alan Jackson is found at the following website:
http://www.lawcrossing.com/article/3656/Down-Home-Deputy-District-Attorney-Alan-Jackson:-Prosecutor-for-the-Phil-Spector-Trial/

Enjoy the read fans,

Carol

Anonymous said...

Oh I have definitely put a reminder on for that show tonight!! And thanks for letting us know!

Ninger

Anonymous said...

I'm watching this about two women who went missing in Wilmington, NC: AJ and his co-panelists throw out some things to look for (high-risk lifestyle, taxi driver, etc)....they don't really get a lot of airtime, the host does most of the narration. In the intro, AJ is a DA handling "high profile" cases,none are mentioned by name. It's good to see him again, but I doubt this format adds anything to the standard "Dateline Mystery" fare.
(I have lived in NC for the past year and never heard of this case before now).
Wes J.

Anonymous said...

I loved the curl, thanks for the heads up!!!

It was great, tell AJ I thought he was wonderful.

Stef

Geralyn said...

I just finished watching AJ on Dateline and it was wonderful to see him again. Fascinating case, too.

Tubilidentata said...

nice idea . . . limited execution. AJnoy enough face time. More crime . . . what a scary world where people do these things.

don said...

AJ did a great job of summing things up at the end of the show. I think he looks better in a dark suit and tie though...the dark suit says "black and white", "letter of the law", "do the crime and you'll do the time". The dark suit is the classic uniform of the urban crimefighter. Anne Curry looks pretty hot for being 52.

Interesting to see the old-school network TV approach to crime reporting after being in Sprocket-land for the last few weeks and reading about her rides to court on the subway. I think the big story coming out of the Spector trial won't be his guilt or innocence but rather how two KTLA reporters and a live video feed got very adequately replaced by an unpaid gal with a broken computer screen and a sharp sartorial eye.

Don from Seattle

Anonymous said...

I watched and came away with mixed feelings. Everyone's talented, but there was the narrator/interviewer, the three panelists, and an investigator within the story. too many cooks, imo.

Tubilidentata said...

RIP Sandra Cantu. I hope the nightmare for those living near you is over with the arrest that has been made. I hope they have the right person. I hope the family (unlike Lana's) will have peace in the NOT so distant future.

Anonymous said...

Agree on the "too many cooks" comment. It didn't allow enough time for anyone to really to showcase their many talents. Is this a weekly show? Next week, if it's the same style, I think I'll pass.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I kept hoping they would let Alan Jackson have more input. Too many cooks in the kitchen for sure.I will pass next time too.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, I was once again reminded of my age. Ann Curry was GORGEOUS in the 90's. I haven't seen her in years, so I was a little surprised - even though she is carrying herself very well for 52.

Anonymous said...

Love Alan Jackson, but thought the shw was terribly executed. AJ deserves his own show.

Spector Did It said...

Is it just me, as a blazing feminist, or did anyone else notice how Ms. McClary's opinion seemed to be totally drowned out by the two men? I noticed a couple of times she wanted to say something and was either cut off or just trailed off. I did enjoy Mr. Stanton's viewpoints too, as well as Alan Jackson of course, but the narrator/interviewer really annoyed the heck out of me.
He is so dry, and his pained expression just made him look completely constipated. His voice grated on me too. I think because of that schmuck alone, I won't be watching this again. Honestly halfway through I fell asleep, LOL! "Dateline" has always been a little too sensationalistic in the way they present their programs, IMO, but hey, I gave this show a fair shake.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened with that Spector I jury member who was a Dateline producer? I always thought he'd give an interview or show about his experience as a juror in a high profile trial like that, but ---- nothing.

Anonymous said...

Hi I have a question. Voir Dire five days a long time?
Thank you and Greetings from Germany. (Our law systems works not like the american)

Sprocket said...

Voir Dire

Hello Germany!

Yes, for this type of a murder case, I would say five days is a long time. I'm not positive but I believe that voir dire was seven days for the first trial.

You have to consider that the average case is one week, two tops.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, have a great day tomorrow. In Germany we have Easter Holliday. I like your blog its helpfull for my students. They must write a test about the differnts between the two law systems in criminal court.

carolina lady said...

Spector is GUILTY >> Congratulations to Mr. Alan Jackson for a job well done! Magnificent!

blatz said...

Love your coverage, kudos to you for your hard work. My question is, if you report, why don't you do it objectively. Just an opinion. Thnak you for your insights on the second trial.