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Grist for the TV Mill

August 11, 1991

For those who have never watched, here's a sampling of tabloid topics covered in TV series and specials:

A woman who was kept in a closet for two weeks and driven around town blindfolded by a Texas professor.

--"A Current Affair," series

The former high school cheerleader who wished she was Scarlett O'Hara and embezzled millions from a New York bank.

--"Hard Copy," series

A German scientist who is trying to get back into the United States after his citizenship was revoked for having run a Nazi slave camp during World War II.

--"Inside Edition," series

Elvis Presley did not die on Aug. 16, 1977, but disappeared with the help of the federal witness-protection program.

--"The Elvis Files," special

Satanists conduct bizarre secret rituals throughout the United States.

-- "Geraldo!" talk show

A baby-sitter who sold the children she was supposed to be watching to a private adoption service.

--"Inside Edition," series

Naked people talking about why they don't wear clothes.

--"Donahue," talk show

Women who didn't know they were pregnant until they had the baby.

--"The Oprah Winfrey Show," talk show

The royal love child who lives in New Zealand.

--"A Current Affair," series

Al Capone left millions of dollars in booty hidden in his vaults. (He didn't, as it turned out.)

--"The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults," special

The woman who threw a surprise wedding for her boyfriend.

--"A Current Affair," series

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