- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
It was one of the mast captivating cases of the century--Jean Harris, headmistress of the exclusive Madeira School for Girls in Virginia, was charged with murder in the 1980 death of Dr. Herman Tarnower, author of The Scarsdale Diet.
As the details emerged and the nation watched, the case against Harris boiled down to a question of intent. She admitted to shooting her lover of 14 years, but claimed that she had been attempting suicide when he tried to stop her. The gun went off, and the doctor was shot.
This in-depth program re-creates the details of the headline-grabbing case. In an exclusive jailhouse interview, Harris tells her side of the story, while attorneys on both sides of the case, and the experts who testified, go over the details which ended up sending Harris to prison.
This comprehensive look at The Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder is an illuminating, authoritative look at one of the most compelling cases in the annals of AMERICAN JUSTICE®.