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True crimes — a nun's unsolved murder, the Madoff massive fraud (episode 253)

True crimes — a nun's unsolved murder, the Madoff massive fraud (episode 253)

Today a look at a new HBO movie and a Netflix docuseries, both about true crimes — the massive financial fraud of Bernie Madoff, and the unsolved murder, nearly 50 years ago, of a young Baltimore nun.

5:25: Baltimore Sun reporter Alison Knezevich talks about the 1969 murder of Sister Catherine Cesnick, now the subject of a seven-part Netflix documentary called, "The Keepers." This week, Baltimore County police reported that a DNA sample taken from the remains of a Catholic priest did not match evidence from the nearly 50-year-old crime scene.

14:18: Financial journalist and author Diana Henriques talks about her role in "The Wizard of Lies," an HBO film about the Bernie Madoff scandal starring Oscar-winner Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer, and directed by Baltimore native Barry Levinson. Henriques is the author of the best-selling book upon which the movie is based. She covered the Madoff scandal for The New York Times and interviewed the crook in prison. She tells how she ended

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