Vanity Fair Confidential

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  • 2015
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.8  (240)

Vanity Fair Confidential is a true-crime television series that premiered on Investigation Discovery (ID) in 2015. The show explores some of the most notorious crimes that were covered by Vanity Fair magazine over the years. The series is hosted by three well-known journalists and writers: Bryan Burrough, Martin Koughan, and Jennet Conant. Bryan Burrough is a bestselling author and a Vanity Fair special correspondent, who has written extensively on organized crime and corporate scandals. Martin Koughan is a journalist and author, who has contributed to Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Jennet Conant is a historian and author, who has written several books on espionage, including one about her grandfather, James B. Conant, who was the president of Harvard University and a leading figure in the Manhattan Project during World War II.

Each episode of the show starts with a brief introduction by one of the hosts, who sets the stage for the crime that is about to be covered. Then, through a combination of interviews with investigators, former suspects, victims' families, and other eyewitnesses, as well as reenactments and archival footage, the show tells the story of the crime and its aftermath in detail.

The crimes covered by the show range from high-profile murders to complex financial scams, and from celebrity scandals to cold cases that have baffled investigators for decades. Some of the most memorable episodes include the murder of fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci, the mysterious death of financier Jeffrey Epstein, and the kidnapping and murder of a young heiress, Brooke Astor.

One of the strengths of the show is its ability to go beyond the headlines and provide a nuanced and in-depth look at the crimes and the people involved in them. The show does not shy away from the darker aspects of human nature, and it is not afraid to ask tough questions and challenge conventional wisdom.

Another strength of the show is the quality of its production. The reenactments are well-made and add to the drama of the show without feeling cheesy or over-the-top. The archival footage is also well-selected and helps to contextualize the crimes in their historical and cultural context.

Overall, Vanity Fair Confidential is a compelling and informative true-crime series that is sure to appeal to fans of the genre. Whether you are a true-crime aficionado or simply looking for a well-crafted and engaging television show, Vanity Fair Confidential is definitely worth checking out.

Vanity Fair Confidential is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (48 episodes). The series first aired on January 19, 2015.

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Where to Watch Vanity Fair Confidential
Vanity Fair Confidential is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Vanity Fair Confidential on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Investigation Discovery.
  • Premiere Date
    January 19, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (240)