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April 4, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"The Staircase," which begins tonight on the Sundance Channel and continues Mondays through the month, is an eight-part documentary about the 2001 death of businesswoman Kathleen Peterson and the ensuing trial of her writer-husband, Michael, who either found her dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs or killed her there himself.
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April 4, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"The Staircase," which begins tonight on the Sundance Channel and continues Mondays through the month, is an eight-part documentary about the 2001 death of businesswoman Kathleen Peterson and the ensuing trial of her writer-husband, Michael, who either found her dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs or killed her there himself.
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March 25, 2002
Best Picture "A Beautiful Mind" * Best Actor Denzel Washington "Training Day" * Best Actress Halle Berry "Monster's Ball" * Best Director Ron Howard "A Beautiful Mind" * Best Supporting Actor Jim Broadbent "Iris" * Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Connelly "A Beautiful Mind" * Best Original Screenplay "Gosford Park" Julian Fellowes * Best Adapted Screenplay "A Beautiful Mind" Akiva Goldsman * Animated Film "Shrek" * Foreign-Language Film "No Man's Land" Bosnia-Herzegovina * Art Direction
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March 30, 2002 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Murder on a Sunday Morning" arrives on HBO a week after winning the Academy Award for best documentary feature. Although not the emotional equal of "Promises," another nominated documentary that aired earlier on PBS, it's a dandy film that focuses on Brenton Butler, a 15-year-old African American who was tried in the fatal shooting of 65-year-old tourist Mary Ann Stephens in Jacksonville, Fla., nearly two years ago.
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April 14, 2007 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
In 2005, the Sundance Channel presented "The Staircase," Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's deeply fascinating and widely lauded six-hour cinema verite documentary about the 2003 murder trial of minor-league novelist Michael Peterson. (The eponymous staircase is the one Peterson's wife, Kathleen, was found at the bottom of, dead and bloody.
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August 30, 2006 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"Justice," which premieres tonight on Fox, is the latest hour of prime-time real estate to be handed over to Jerry Bruckheimer, who will one day produce every show on television. (And you thought it was going to be David E. Kelley, didn't you?) It's a "legal procedural" that aims to show how the system is manipulated and mediated nowadays, up where the trials and defendants are "high-profile."
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February 13, 2002
Supporting actor Jim Broadbent, "Iris"; Ethan Hawke, "Training Day"; Ben Kingsley, "Sexy Beast"; Ian McKellen, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"; Jon Voight, "Ali." Supporting actress Jennifer Connelly, "A Beautiful Mind"; Helen Mirren, "Gosford Park"; Maggie Smith, "Gosford Park"; Marisa Tomei, "In the Bedroom"; Kate Winslet, "Iris." Animated film "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius"; "Monsters, Inc."; "Shrek."
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February 28, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian-singer Eddie Cantor was as beloved an American institution as his contemporaries Jack Benny and George Burns, and if he isn't as well-remembered today, it's because he was the first to pass away, in 1964 at age 72. A diminutive dynamo known for his bright, rolling "banjo eyes," Cantor became a major Florenz Ziegfeld star, and the legendary impresario transferred two of Cantor's biggest Broadway hits, "Kid Boots" and "Whoopee!," to the screen.
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May 1, 2005 | Kristin Hohenadel, Special to The Times
French director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's riveting eight-part documentary, "The Staircase" -- which debuted to rave reviews in April on the Sundance Channel, where it is airing in its entirety tonight -- follows the trial of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen, in North Carolina in 2001.
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March 18, 2002 | RACHEL USLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A powerful epiphany has just overtaken Sanabel, the lively Palestinian girl featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary "Promises." She has discovered how to solve the Middle East violence that has been her reality for as long as she's been alive. "Arabs and Jews should meet," she tells her friends at the Deheishe refugee camp. "But Netanyahu ... " Araj interrupts, with the name of the then-prime minister, a hard-line conservative. "Not politicians; I want children to meet," Sanabel explains.
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