Published on Monday, 30 July 2012 13:41
Beginning tomorrow night, CLTV will air nightly updates about the ongoing high-profile trial of accused wife murder Drew Peterson. Each night from 7:00pm-7:30pm, CLTV will air the nightly news special "The Drew Peterson Trial."
The half-hour live news program begins on July 31st and will run daily through the duration of the trial, as long as the court trial was in session for that day. Each show will look at the latest developments in the trial from earlier in that particular day, as well as taking a look ahead to the next day's courtroom proceedings.
"The Drew Peterson Trial" will be hosted by WGN-TV news anchor/reporter Lourdes Duarte (pictured below
). Joining her each day will be in-studio legal experts to help analyze the events of this potentially important trial. Additionally, phone lines will be opened so viewers will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions of the experts.
Airings of "The Drew Peterson Trial" will preempt the 7:00pm-7:30pm airing of "CLTV Evening Edition." After the end of the Peterson trial, "CLTV Evening Edition" newscasts will return.
Drew Peterson is the former Bolingbrook police sergeant who is charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio Peterson, and is suspected of murdering his fourth wife, Stacy Ann Cales Peterson. (Drew Peterson has not been charged with the murder of his fourth wife, as the body has not yet been found.) Peterson, who has a long record of domestic abuse toward at least three of his wives, claims his third wife died in a bathroom accident and that his fourth wife simply chose to run away, never to be found again, abandoning her children and family members. The cases have achieved international media attention and was turned into a Lifetime television movie entitled "Drew Peterson: Untouchable," which aired earlier this year.