Kary Antholis

Kary Antholis founded Crime Story Media, LLC in July 2019, after retiring as President of Miniseries and Cinemax Programming at HBO. For full biography, see Publisher Biography link.

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The Simple Opportunity to Breathe (Week 43)

This week at crimestory.com, we honor the memory of George Floyd and the Movement for Black Lives by publishing Paul Butler's column The Simple Opportunity to Breathe in it's entirety. Paul Butler is a Consulting Editor to CRIME STORY. He is also a Professor at Georgetown Law, a frequent contributor to MSNBC and the author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men. You can find his contributions to CRIME STORY here. THUGS! That is the word the President of the United States used to describe a...

Interviews with Two Men Wrongfully Convicted (Week 42)

This week at crimestory.com, Amanda Knox continued her series of interviews with the wrongfully convicted, Chris Tarricone filed one last pre-hiatus story on the Robert Durst trial, and Sean Smith contributed another chapter on the way that the story of Covid-19 in prisons has been told in the press. We also introduced a new contributor. On Tuesday, we published Family, Friends, and Pets: Emotional Storytelling in the Trial of Robert Durst, Chris Tarricone's piece about the testimony of Virginia McKeon, the sister of Durst's presumed-dead wife Kathie and one of the last witnesses...

Why They Fight: Defense, Defendant and Prosecutor (Week 41)

This week at crimestory.com we presented a series of conversations with lawyers, each of whom brings an incredibly distinctive perspective to their respective practices. We also broke some news on the Robert Durst trial. And we continued our series of stories tracing the week by week development of the media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic in American prisons and jails. On Monday, we published a piece entitled "The Guilty Project," Amanda Knox’s interview with Michael Romano and Susan Champion of Stanford Law's Three Strikes Project, who work to find people serving the longest and...

Exclusive Interview with the VP of the LA Association of Deputy District Attorneys – Part 3

Kary Antholis: On today’s podcast we present part three of an exclusive three-part conversation with Eric Siddall vice president of the ADDA the professional association for Deputy District Attorneys of Los Angeles county. You can find part one of my interview with Eric here. And you can find part two here. Kary Antholis: Relative to other developed countries, our sentences are much longer and our penal philosophy seems to be that victim's rights to a large degree equals retribution. Rehabilitation is given relatively short shrift...

UPDATE – SCOOP Confirmed by Court: Robert Durst Trial Has New Start Date (July 27) and Courtroom (in Inglewood)

UPDATE: 12:20 PM, May 24 - The Public Information Office has just issued a Media Advisory confirming the CRIME STORY report from Thursday night. The release says: "The trial in the People v. Robert Durst case, SA089983, is tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, July 27. Judge Mark E. Windham is moving the trial to the Inglewood Courthouse, Department 1, located at One Regent Street, Inglewood, 90301. This larger courtroom will better enable the Court to implement social distancing protocols for the health and safety of the parties, jurors, witnesses, media and the...

Exclusive Interview with the VP of the LA Association of Deputy District Attorneys – Part 2

On today’s podcast we present part two of an exclusive three-part conversation with Eric Siddall vice president of the ADDA the professional association for Deputy District Attorneys of Los Angeles county. You can find part one of my interview with Eric here. Kary Antholis: Would you talk to me a bit about the relationship between the prosecutors and police. And how you engage with them in determining whether to file charges and what charges to file in a case? Eric Siddall: