Truth and Lies

Truth and Lies

  • 2017
  • 1 Season

Documentary series revealing unknown facts, interviews, witness testimonies and archive materials covering the most notorious crimes and incidents in the American history.

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Monica and Bill
8. Monica and Bill
January 10, 2019
The 20th anniversary of Clinton's impeachment.
Jonestown, Paradise Lost
7. Jonestown, Paradise Lost
September 28, 2018
Summary not available
The Tonya Harding Story
6. The Tonya Harding Story
January 11, 2018
ABC presents a two-hour television special that features an emotional interview with figure skater Tonya Harding, who opens up about her life now, her childhood and her past, discussing the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan that dominated headlines for weeks and the alleged tumultuous relationships she had with both her mother, LaVona "Sandy" Golden, and her now ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.
Waco
5. Waco
January 4, 2018
After a 51-day standoff with FBI agents, the compound burned to the ground, leaving 74 more people dead. The crisis that ignited national outrage and a media firestorm have been described as the worst debacle in federal law enforcement history. The government's misleading disclosure of key facts in the case following the event has given rise to conspiracy theories from far-right movements that cite this event as a rallying cry for their distrust of the government.
The Murder of Laci Peterson
4. The Murder of Laci Peterson
September 14, 2017
They seemed like the perfect couple. Scott and Laci Peterson were charming, dynamic and good-looking college sweethearts in love. On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2002, Laci mysteriously vanished from their home in Modesto, California. She was 27 years old and almost eight months pregnant with a son who they planned to name Conner. In a shocking twist that stunned a community experiencing loss and a riveted nation, Scott was arrested less than four months later and eventually sentenced to death in 2005 for the murders of his wife and unborn son. After Scott Peterson has spent 12 years on death row and as his legal team awaits answers to both an appeal and a legal petition alleging he was denied a fair trial, ABC presents a documentary on the murder of Laci Peterson featuring new reporting and interviews.The Murder of Laci Peterson features ABCNews archival footage, including exclusive excerpts from interviews with Scott Peterson before he was arrested and Scott Peterson's father and mother, Jackie and Lee Peterson, before Scott was convicted. The documentary includes new interviews with Sharon Rocha, Laci's mother; Al Brocchini and Jon Buehler, former Modesto Police Department detectives who investigated the case; Nancy Grace, Geraldo Rivera, Dan Abrams, Court TV's Beth Karas and other reporters who covered the murder and trial extensively. The special also will reveal never-before-seen home video of Laci.
Watergate
3. Watergate
June 16, 2017
A presidential election filled with scandal. Now, 45 years after Watergate - new interviews, unseen crime evidence photos, and behind the scenes film from inside the White House.
The Family Manson
2. The Family Manson
March 17, 2017
The Family Manson is a special two-hour documentary on Charles Manson, his cult of devoted followers and the grisly murders in Los Angeles that he instructed his members to carry out. Amidst a counterculture era of sex, drugs, rock and roll and not long after the Summer of Love, Americans had a rude awakening when, on two consecutive nights in 1969, Manson's followers killed seven people, including actress Sharon Tate, who was more than eight months pregnant at the time, in the home she shared with her husband, Roman Polanski. The heinous acts instantaneously eliminated a sense of safety and security for many people across the country.ABC's new retelling of Charles Manson, his cult, the followers who loved and killed for him, and the murders will include never-before-seen video from ABC News' interviews with Manson in his last network television interview from prison and former cult members Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, who are serving life sentences for murders masterminded by Manson. The documentary will revisit the crime-scene footage and feature new interviews with and fresh insight from law enforcement, first responders and production crew who met Manson during his final TV interview. The special has interviews with Sharon's sister Debra Tate, family and friends of the victims, actors who worked with Sharon, Mike Love of the Beach Boys who met Manson before the killings, reporters who were in the courtroom during the trial, and more.
The Mendez Brothers: American Sons, American Murderers
1. The Mendez Brothers: American Sons, American Murderers
January 5, 2017
The Mendez Brothers details the chilling murders of entertainment executive Jose Mendez and his wife, Mary "Kitty" Mendez, who were brutally killed by their two sons, Lyle and Erik, in their Beverly Hills home on Aug. 20, 1989. Labeled as "the perfect American family," the murders were initially reported as a mafia hit, though investigators became suspicious after Lyle and Erik went on an extravagant spending spree with their parents' money following the crime. The pair were eventually were arrested and charged with the double-murder.Twenty-seven years after the notorious crime, the documentary will air never-before-seen home movies and photos and "the testimony from members of the Men?ndez inner circle," according to the press release. Additionally, all-interviews will be given by the family's friends and neighbors, as well as detectives, lawyers and jurors who handled the case. Lyle will provide a "jailhouse phone interview" during the special as well.
Description

Documentary series revealing unknown facts, interviews, witness testimonies and archive materials covering the most notorious crimes and incidents in the American history.Truth and Lies is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on January 5, 2017.

Truth and Lies is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Truth and Lies on demand at Hulu, ABC and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 5, 2017