Archive for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tune In Tonight: Knox trial examined on ‘20/20’

April 30, 2013


Is Amanda Knox innocent or guilty? And how many of us really care? For those who haven’t heard, Knox was a American college student studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, when arrested and convicted for the gruesome 2007 murder of a roommate. Her conviction was later overturned by an Italian court, and she’s the subject of an hourlong interview on tonight’s “20/20” (9 p.m., ABC).

For those who can’t get enough, there’s also “Amanda Knox: The Untold Story” on “48 Hours on ID” (5 p.m.).

The Knox murder trial sparked a tabloid war in Italy and the United Kingdom, two places not known for media restraint. She was painted as a decadent pot-smoking American and her hometown of Seattle was even dragged into the tabloid mix.

Knox’s story has already been turned into a Lifetime movie starring Hayden Panettiere (”Nashville”). And stories like hers are a regular staple of “Locked Up Abroad” on National Geographic. Knox’s post-trial (or between-trial, if Italian authorities have their way -- her acquittal was itself overturned last month, and a retrial ordered) memoir is just out from Harper. It’s called “Waiting to Be Heard.” The real question is: how many people are waiting to listen?

Tonight’s other highlights

“The Voice” (7 p.m., NBC) expands to two hours.

• On two helpings of “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery), Elliot’s new boat (7 p.m.), deceit (8 p.m.).

• Steak night on “Hell’s Kitchen” (7 p.m., Fox).

• Director Martin Scorsese tips his hat to Alfred Hitchcock in the 2010 mystery “Shutter Island” (7 p.m., G4), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo.

• Somebody goes home on “Dancing With the Stars” (8 p.m., ABC).

• Two international flights get too close for comfort on “Airport 24/7: Miami” (8 p.m., Travel).

• Murder on the hard boards on “Golden Boy” (9 p.m., CBS).

• Strange doings disturb the dairy cows on “Grimm” (9 p.m., NBC). This fantasy moves to Tuesdays, replacing “Ready for Love,” which was not ready for prime time.

“Frontline” (9 p.m., PBS) presents “Never Forget to Lie,” the story of a Holocaust survivor who revisits Poland.

“The Little Couple” (9 p.m., TLC) enter season six in search of adoption.


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