Ric Speaks with Documentary Filmmaker Tom Jennings
on the 40th Anniversary of the Murder Spree
that Terrorized New York City
For more than a year, a serial killer known as “Son of Sam” terrorized New York City, killing six people and critically wounding seven others. On July 29, 1976, David Berkowitz began a murder spree that left law enforcement baffled and the public afraid to leave their homes, igniting a national media frenzy in the process. Using rarely seen press conferences, interviews and news footage, Smithsonian Channel’s The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam recounts the search for one of the most notorious serial killers in history — as if it were all unfolding in real time.
Tom can discusses the new documentary, what made “Son of Sam” one of the most feared and memorable serial killers in American history, and how the media’s obsession continue to fuel the flames.
The Lost Tapes: LA Riots producer Tom Jennings is a multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist who has written, produced and directed more than 400 hours of programming for such networks as CBS, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Investigation Discovery, MSNBC, PBS, The Travel Channel, History Channel and 3NET.
To learn more about The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam, visit: http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/the-lost-tapes/son-of-sam/1004513/3437441