HBO docu targets talk

Robins, J. Max
December 1995
Variety;12/4/95, Vol. 361 Issue 5, p6
Trade Publication
Reports on the start of the trial of Jonathan D. Schmitz, the accused of murderer of Scott Amedure. Highlights of the `Secret Admirers' edition of `The Jenny Jones Show.'


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