THE JOE SHOW Debuts 12/14 on Investigation Discovery
For more than 20 years, Joe Arpaio has 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 are all issues Arpaio faces and spins. Most recently, he announced a lawsuit against President Obama and others over his executive action on immigration. He's famous, he's outrageous, he may be dangerous... and it's all just part of THE JOE SHOW, a tragic, yet uniquely American tale of historic significance. A critically acclaimed feature-length documentary film from Randy Murray Productions, THE JOE SHOW is a shocking and wildly entertaining project about America's most controversial sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and the ringmaster approach he takes to modern media, politics, and law enforcement. THE JOE SHOW makes its world television premiere on ID on Sunday, December 14 from 5-7PM ET as a two-hour special event, under the ID FILMS banner.
In today's world of instant fame, politicians need their time in the spotlight - and Arpaio loves the spotlight. His desire for fame corrupts everything he stands for, but the voters cheer. The shocking images and facts presented in THE JOE SHOW, compounded with reasons for Arpaio's popularity, shed light on the complexities of his power. A film almost a decade in the making, THE JOE SHOW is a portrait of an important and controversial figure in American politics that raises a very important question for viewers: Can democracy survive when entertaining the public becomes more important than protecting them?
In a special documentary event, THE JOE SHOW premieres on Sunday, December 14 from 5-7PM ET as part of the ID FILMS strand, the television home for projects that shine a light on important, overlooked aspects of our justice system and showcase compelling and often controversial stories of mystery, intrigue, and determination.
THE JOE SHOW is produced for Investigation Discovery by Randy Murray Productions with Randy Murray as director and executive producer and Theresa Murray as executive 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, American Heroes Channel, and Discovery Fit & Health.
THE JOE SHOW will also be released on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, GooglePlay, Xbox, Playstation, and Vudu starting on Tuesday, December 16 by FilmBuff.