Investigation Discovery to Encore Film About Embattled Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio
For more than 20 years, Joe Arpaio used fear, crime and his role as sheriff in Maricopa County, Ariz., to make himself the most famous law enforcement officer in the world. Racism, sex crimes, illegal immigration, first amendment rights and multiple deaths at the hands of his employees were all issues Arpaio faced. Currently, Arpaio faces six months in jail following a criminal conviction relating to his policing practices targeting Latinos... a conviction President Trump is rumored to be considering pardoning. Offering insight into the ringmaster approach Arpaio took on the modern media, politics, and law enforcement, Investigation Discovery (ID) presents an encore presentation of THE JOE SHOW, the acclaimed feature-length documentary film from Randy Murray Productions on Thursday, August 31 from 7-9AM ET. Viewers can also view THE JOE SHOW starting on Friday, September 1st on InvestigationDiscovery.com. Download ID's TV Everywhere app on Android and iOS to catch up on all your favorite shows and browse the network's entire library of true crime content.
He's famous, he's outrageous, and now he is a convicted criminal... but for Arpaio it's all just part of THE JOE SHOW, a tragic, yet uniquely American tale of historic significance. In today's world of instant fame, fake news and alternative facts, politicians need their time in the spotlight - and Arpaio perfected THE ART OF dominating the spotlight. His desire for fame corrupted everything he stood for, yet, the voters cheered. The shocking images and facts presented in THE JOE SHOW, compounded with reasons for Arpaio's popularity, shed light on the complexities of power in America and serve as a warning of what could happen on the national level. A film almost a decade in the making, THE JOE SHOW provides a portrait of an important and controversial style of American politics that asks the question of our time: Can democracy survive when entertaining the public becomes more important than serving them?
THE JOE SHOW is produced for Investigation Discovery by Randy Murray Productions with Randy Murray as director and executive producer, Theresa Murray as executive producer and Andy Nelson as producer. For Investigation Discovery, Ron Simon is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes Channel.
About Investigation Discovery Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories," the always revealing network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
About Randy Murray Randy Murray started his career in 1980 with a weekly rock-n-roll TV show. In 1991, Randy and his wife, Theresa, formed Randy Murray Productions (RMP), a creative film and video boutique with a social obligation to use the power-of-story to advance the good in our world. Original RMP projects include the ID series DEADLY DENTISTS, EDGE OF WAR WITH GENERAL WESLEY CLARK for the American Heroes Channel, and the award-winning documentary Mitchell 20. With a balance of original content and production services, RMP clients have ranged from United Way to CBS and BBC. Notable service projects include THE IMPOSTER, SILK ROAD and several ID series including LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE and WOMAN IN PRISON.