Press Releases: 11/30/12
MSNBC PRESENTS “MISSING JOHNNY,” A DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING THE 30 YEAR SEARCH FOR JOHNNY GOSCH, THE FIRST MISSING CHILD TO APPEAR ON A MILK CARTON ON DECEMBER 16TH AT 9PM ET
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 30, 2012 –MSNBC’s dynamic news documentary series Maximum Drama continues to present thought-provoking stories with the premiere of “Missing Johnny,” an examination of the infamous thirty-year-old cold case of missing child Johnny Gosch –the first missing child to appear on a milk carton- on Sunday, December 16th at 9 pm ET. “Missing Johnny” focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth about her missing son.
“Missing Johnny,” chronicles the endless intrigue and conspiracy theories surrounding the eyewitness sightings, physical evidence and case-turning discoveries which span across three decades. The documentary intertwines original interviews of all the main characters with archival news footage, home video and film material spanning 30 years. Interviews include the last adult to see Johnny, the West Des Moines police captain and a convicted child molester who says he took part in Johnny’s abduction.
The Maximum Drama series takes viewers to the places that are usually considered off limits and out of bounds. The season includes fascinating stories such as an investigation into the human trafficking industry in “Sex Slaves: Chicago,” as well as the premiere of “Ted Bundy’s Death Row Tapes.”
“Missing Johnny” is produced by MSNBC and Rumur, Inc. David Beilinson, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky are producers. Production Coordinator is Laurika Harris Kaye.
For MSNBC, Michael Rubin is Vice President, Long Form Programming for MSNBC and Scott Hooker is Senior Executive Producer, Documentary Production and Development for MSNBC. Vicki Sufian is Senior Producer of “Missing Johnny” for MSNBC.