Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fatal Vision premiered on this date in 1984

NBC had a smash hit with its two-night adaptation of Joe McGinniss' book Fatal Vision, which was based on the case of Jeffrey MacDonald and the murder of his family. MacDonald believed the book would exonerate him and cooperated with MacDonald, but the author became convinced he was guilty.

The miniseries features a stellar cast headlined by the great Gary Cole as MacDonald along with Eva Marie Saint, Andy Griffith, Barry Newman, and Karl Malden (who won an Emmy). Part one was the number-one-rated program on TV the week it debuted.

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