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Title:
The staircase
Author:
Lestrade, Jean-Xavier de, director, interviewer.
Edition:
[Widescreen presentation].
Publication Information:
[New York, NY] : docuramafilms ; [Bethpage, L.I., NY] : Sundance Channel Home Entertainment ; [New York, NY] : distribited by Newvideo, 2011.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (384 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A shocking, real-life thriller that follows the high-profile murder trial of North Carolina author Michael Peterson, who was arraigned in 2001 for the murder of his wife after her body was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the stairway of the couple's upscale Durham home. Did Kathleen Peterson fall down the stairs, or was it cold-blooded murder? As the mystery unravels, de Lestrade's cameras are granted unusual access to Peterson's lawyers, home, and immediate family.
General Note:
Videodisc release of all eight episodes of the documentary television series produced in 2011.

Special features: Step by step : the making of the staircase; Family & friends : interview outtakes; filmmaker insights; Michael Peterson follow-up interview; filmmaker biographies.
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc 1. chapter 1. Crime or accident?; chapter 2. Secrets and lies; chapter 3. A striking coincidence; chapter 4. Prosecution trickery -- disc 2. chapter 5. A weak case; Chapter 6. The prosecution's revenge; Chapter 7. The blowpoke returns; chapter 8. The verdict.
Reading Level:
Rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9781422993279
UPC:
767685261972
Format :
DVD

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Status
Central Library HV6534.D87 S73 2011V Adult DVD Central Library
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This documentary examines the trial of author Michael Peterson who was arraigned on charges of murdering his wife after she was found dead at the foot of the staircase in their North Carolina home. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi


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