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Investigation Discovery Adds NBC’s Dan Abrams to Lineup

ID062910.bmpDiscovery Communications’ Investigation Discovery channel continues to add well-known television news personalities to its lineup. The latest addition is NBC legal analyst Dan Abrams, who will host ‘Chasing Justice with Dan Abrams.’ The series will feature re-purposed content from the NBC newsmagazine ‘Dateline,’ and is being produced for ID by Peacock Productions.

Abrams joins the previously announced ’60 Minutes on ID,” hosted by Scott Pelley, which is a half-hour adaptation of the CBS newsmagazine, and ID’s original newsmagazine ‘On the Case with Paula Zahn,’ which has already earned a third season pickup from the network.

’60 Minutes on ID’ debuts July 12 at 8 p.m., with ‘Chasing Justice with Dan Abrams’ premiering at 8:30 p.m.

Press release after the jump.

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY STAKES ITS CLAIM IN COMPELLING NEWSMAGAZINES, ADDING CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS AND 60 MINUTES ON ID TO ITS PRIMETIME LINEUP

- NBC/MSNBC Chief Legal Analyst and Founder of the Mediaite.com Network Dan Abrams to Host CHASING JUSTICE, 60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley to Host 60 MINUTES ON ID –

(Silver Spring, MD) – This July, Investigation Discovery brings two important and compelling series to its investigative news strand, securing its position as the premier destination for authoritative newsmagazines by launching CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS and 60 MINUTES ON ID. These new additions join the impressive slate of newsmagazine franchises currently on Investigation Discovery including 48 Hours and Dateline, as well as the network’s highly successful original series, On The Case With Paula Zahn. Bolstering ID’s roster of distinguished and award-winning journalists, CHASING JUSTICE is hosted by NBC/MSNBC chief legal analyst and founder of the Mediaite.com network Dan Abrams, while 60 MINUTES ON ID is led by popular 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Each series is presented in a fast-paced, 30-minute format for ID’s viewers, and shares the kind of true stories of justice that captivate audiences of all ages, across America. 60 MINUTES ON ID premieres on Monday, July 12 at 8 PM (ET) followed by the premiere of CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS at 8:30 PM (ET) on Investigation Discovery.

“Since the inception of Investigation Discovery just over two years ago, one of our main objectives has been to partner with established news organizations to bring our viewers the most compelling investigative stories from the most recognized and reliable sources,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. “Signing Dan Abrams to host CHASING JUSTICE and tapping Scott Pelley to host 60 MINUTES ON ID is the culmination of that goal, securing Investigation Discovery’s position as America’s leading investigation network and the premier destination for audiences who are passionate about well produced and compelling stories, relevant to our society today.”

CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS provides a captivating look at cases that have impacted families, friends and entire communities. Through interviews with suspects, attorneys, detectives, reporters and relatives of the victims, viewers get an intimate look into the criminal justice system, and the psyches of some of the cold-hearted felons who are now behind bars. CHASING JUSTICE pulls from the most intriguing stories featured on the popular NBC series Dateline, and each 30-minute episode explores the events of the crime, the investigation, the trial, and ultimately, the verdict.

60 MINUTES ON ID expands Investigation Discovery’s depth and breadth by featuring updated versions of some of the most compelling stories from the perennial Sunday night ratings winner. Through 60 Minutes’ trademark in-depth interviews, viewers get the inside story behind each investigation from the people who lived it firsthand. 60 MINUTES ON ID takes stories from the CBS News magazine show and presents updated material to ID’s audience in a 30-minute format – offering the best of the hard-hitting interviews and timely investigations from this blue chip brand.

CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS is produced for Investigation Discovery by Peacock Productions with executive producers Knute Walker and Benjamin Ringe and executive in charge of production Sharon Scott. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer, Sara Kozak is vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

60 MINUTES ON ID is produced for Investigation Discovery by CBS News Productions with Brett Alexander as executive producer for CNP, and Jeff Fager as executive producer for 60 Minutes. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer, Sara Kozak is vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s leading investigation network, is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition. Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery’s in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world. As the premier authority in real investigations, ID is expanding partnerships with established news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to over 63 million U.S. households. For more information, please visit investigationdiscovery.com

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