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ID Readies Two New Joe Exotic Specials


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Investigation Discovery (ID) is set to release a pair of new specials featuring jailhouse interviews with Tiger King‘s Joe Exotic, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up and Joe Exotic: Before He Was King.

Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up examines what happened to Carole Baskin’s husband, Don Lewis. The three-hour special takes a new look at the evidence surrounding Lewis’s mysterious disappearance, with Jim Rathmann leading the investigation, revealing new theories and unpacking evidence exposed by criminal and legal experts. The special premieres on September 27 on ID.

Joe Exotic: Before He Was King examines the childhood traumas and dramatic events that shaped the “Tiger King.” The one-hour special puts the entire salacious story in context and uncovers dark secrets about his past using exclusive and never-before-seen interview footage of Joe Exotic, including personal photos and home movies. It also features a panel of forensic psychologists and law enforcement experts who have studied the case. Joe Exotic: Before He Was King premieres September 28.

Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up is produced for ID by Conveyor Media, while Joe Exotic: Before He Was King is produced for ID by Wrigley Media Group.

Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, said: “The bizarre and troubling saga of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin is, perhaps, one of the most convoluted mysteries ever revealed. In these two specials, ID will take viewers through the complete story and determine who should really be in the cage.”








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