Dominick Dunne

Dominick Dunne

About the show

No one knows the dark side of the rich and famous better than Dominick Dunne. The consummate insider and relentless crusader, Dunne chronicles the arrogance that leads the rich to believe they are above the law. A best-selling author and celebrated columnist for Vanity Fair, Dunne will rivet you with his selection of notorious cases that uncover the lowest depths of high society.

X

Upcoming episodes

Jul 22nd
900a

Death Of a Beauty King

In this episode of Power, Privilege and Justice, Dominick Dunne examines the dark and treacherous side of family business. Dean Milo grew up to be an attractive, business savvy, ladies man who turned a small company into a $50 million dollar corporation. When his demanding mother and less successful brother, Fred, are stripped of their power, family tension starts to mount. Then Milo is gunned down in his palatial Ohio home and, at first, investigators discover many people with motives. They arrest 10 suspects including an angry lover, business men, and jealous family members. But soon it becomes clear that the murder was motivated by greed and family jealousy.
Jul 22nd
1000a

What Price, Murder ?

Joel Sandler was a self-made millionaire. Investing heavily in real estate and the stock market in the late 80’s, he amassed a fortune and purchased a mansion in the ritzy Main-Line suburbs of Philadelphia. But as his bank account grew so did an obsession to maintain his wealth at all costs. Insisting that his wife Linda shop only with coupons, heating just one room of their vast mansion during the winter and resorting to shoplifting, Joel Sandler maintained his fortune one penny at a time. But after enduring years of physical abuse at the hands of her husband when she failed to follow his strict financial rules, in 1998 Linda Sandler finally fled. Unwilling to part with even a portion of his beloved money in a divorce, Joel Sandler attempted to hire a hit-man to eliminate Linda. But the man Sandler offered $25,000 to kill his wife was not a gun for hire… he was an undercover police officer. Joel Sandler’s arrest and trial set off a media frenzy, and brought shock and scandal to Philadelphia’s wealthiest neighborhood.
Jul 22nd
1100a

Brothers In Arms

Drawing on Dominick’s Dunne’s extensive coverage of the trial this episode looks back at the saga of Lyle and Erik Menendez who were convicted of killing their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion. Dunne sheds new light on the case with startling insight – he takes the viewer behind-the-scenes of the lives and trials of Lyle and Erik. The show also features new interviews with lawyers and family members.
Jul 22nd
1200p

Tailspin

On Easter Sunday, 1992, Dale Ewell, a Fresno, CA millionaire, his wife, Glee, and their daughter were killed at their home after returning from a long weekend at the beach. Authorities believed Dale and Glee’s son, the only surviving heir to the $8 million estate, arranged the murders. For the next three years, Fresno detectives conducted a cat-and-mouse investigation of Dana. They staked out his house and monitored his phone calls. In March of 1994, Dana was arrested on charges of masterminding the murders.
Jul 29th
900a

The Trophy Wife and the Tennis Pro

Werner Hartmann was the “Stereo King of Chicago.” He had built a retail empire and had the lifestyle to match. But one night his wife returns to their mansion and discovers her husband’s bloody body on the floor of the master bath. She races to the police station and tells the detective on duty: “My husband...I think its suicide. His body’s covered with blood in the bathroom....” When investigators get to the house, they see that Werner Hartmann had taken a dozen shots above the waist from a Mac 10 machine pistol. They would also learn that Hartmann’s life in the months leading up to the murder was a mess.
Jul 29th
1000a

Mystery In the Mountains

Bonnie Hood, the owner of a mountain resort in California, is murdered and the investigation centers on her husband, millionaire real estate developer, James Hood. Despite a strong motive, Hood is never charged with anything because his alibi checks out and Bruce Beauchamp, the alleged hit man convinces the court that he did not kill Bonnie. A couple of years later, Beauchamp turns up dead and this time Hood has some real explaining to do.
Jul 29th
1100a

Deception In Dallas

In October 1983, police find 30 yr old Rozanne Gailiunas murdered in her upscale Dallas home. Investigators sift through evidence and refusing to let the case go cold. Dominick Dunne leads you through this remarkable story that starts with a seedy murder-for-hire plot and ends with an international manhunt that culminates on the French Riviera.
Jul 29th
1200p

Heiress and the Hit Man, The

When investigators in Phoenix find socialite Jeanne Tovrea dead in her home, they immediately suspect her stepson, Happy. It’s well known he despised Jeanne for marrying his father, cattle baron Ed Tovrea, and receiving most of the family fortune after his death. But police can find no hard evidence linking Happy to the crime. Severn years later, an anonymous caller breaks the case wide-open fingering a former business partner of Happy’s as one of the killers at the scene. Prosecutors manage to convict him, but he refused to betray happy- who is free to enjoy his inheritance to this day.
Aug 5th
900a

Shoot-Out In Bel-Air

In a Sunset Boulevard mansion in Bel Air, millionaire Henry Harrison Kyle, the president of Four Star International, a television-and-movie-production firm, is found fatally shot in the back. Kyle’s 22 year old son Ricky has a history of problems and immediately becomes the focus of the murder investigation. While he claims that an intruder killed his father, witnesses say that Ricky had confided in them about a longstanding desire to kill his father, who was alleged to have been physically and mentally abusive to his son. The prosecution argued that Ricky was consumed with hatred for his father and greed for his fortune, and that, fearing that he was about to be disinherited he plotted the ruse of the prowler.
Aug 5th
1000a

Biloxi Confidential

Before Hurricane Katrina, the gangland-style murder of Vincent and Margaret Sherry ­ a state judge and his politician wife - was the biggest news to hit Biloxi, MS and the Gulf Coast. Detectives soon suspect the involvement of an underground network of criminals known as the Dixie Mafia. But the investigation takes a more surprising turn when rumors surface that the Mayor of Biloxi was involved. Years of intense investigating reveal a million dollar phone scam run by Angola prisoners and its secret ties to Biloxi’s most powerful figures.