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10 Best True Crime Shows of All Time

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 6th 2011 12:00AM
Crime scene tapeSome of the greatest television dramas like 'The Wire,' 'CSI' and the never-ending stream of 'Law & Order' spinoffs ripped some of their best plots straight from the crime blotter.

But some of the best headlines don't need fictional characters or enhanced-for-TV plot twists, which is why true crime shows have become so popular on networks like truTV, A&E and Investigation Discovery, which debuts its newest program 'Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets' Jan. 10 at 10PM ET. This true crime show tells the story of a murder -- from the victim's point of view. Viewers must piece together the killer's identity based on clues given by family members, friends and investigators.

We took a look back at some of the best true crime shows on TV. See if your favorites made our list!

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'Hookers: Saved on the Strip' -- Yep, it's a Show

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 18th 2010 4:20PM
Annie LobertYou guys may not pay as much attention to Investigation Discovery as much as you do to other cable channels, but you might want to check out 'Hookers: Saved on the Strip.' Yes, you read that title right.

The description of 'Hookers: Saved on the Strip' (Dec. 8 at 10PM) reads like the plot of a B-movie: Annie Lobert, a former call-girl, trolls the streets of Las Vegas looking to save prostitutes through her faith-based organization Hookers for Jesus. With the Church at South Las Vegas backing her, Lobert established the Destiny House, a sort of halfway house for prostitutes. At Destiny House, Lobert strives to provide a safe environment for these women restarting their lives.

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