PADMA LAKSHMI, JULIANNA MARGULIES, ALONZO MOURNING, GABRIELLE UNION,
AND THEIR CHARITY PARTNERS HONORED BY INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY AND PEOPLE
AT FIFTH ANNUAL “INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE” EVENT
-- ID to Air Programming Marathon and Twitter Chat Under ID’s INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE
Public Affairs Campaign on Sunday, November 5 Starting at 4pm ET (3pm CT) --
Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s leading crime and justice television network, announced today that its fifth annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE honors event, cohosted by PEOPLE, will recognize the remarkable efforts of Padma Lakshmi, Julianna Margulies, Alonzo Mourning and Gabrielle Union, as well as their charity partners, for their commitment to raising awareness and providing resources and education to victims of crime and social injustices. They will be honored at the INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE awards ceremony in New York City on Thursday, November 2 for their incredible work towards the following efforts:
- Padma Lakshmi: The American Civil Liberties Union
- Julianna Margulies: Erin’s Law and The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
- Alonzo Mourning: The Mourning Family Foundation
- Gabrielle Union: The Rape Foundation
Additionally, as part of INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE, ID will air a programming marathon featuring episodes that address issues such as violence against women, domestic abuse, social and civil rights, mental health, bullying and sexual assault on Sunday, November 5 from 4-11pm ET (3-10pm CT). Additional episodes are available to watch online at InvestigationDiscovery.com and in ID GO. Throughout the marathon, ID will air PSAs from each of this year’s INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE charity partners, and viewers are also encouraged to engage with ID on Twitter to learn more about the issues being highlighted by this year’s INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE initiatives. Be sure to follow @DiscoveryID and use the hashtag #InspireADifference
Programs airing during the INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE marathon include the season 5 finale of DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL at 9/8c, an all-new episode of ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN at 10/9c, and the following encore presentations:
- SURVIVING EVIL “The Queen’s Daughter”
Encore Presentation: Sunday, November 5 at 4/3c
Nineteen-year-old Melissa McCormick is drawn to the bright lights of Detroit to make her big dreams come true. It’s 1976, and Melissa is about to find out why Motor City is also known as the murder capital of America. When she gets a flat tire on the highway late one night, she is kidnapped by a group of armed thugs on a vicious crime spree so confine her to a bedroom for hours and violate her at gunpoint. Though terrified and in tremendous pain, Melissa is determined to take control. Meanwhile, help is on the way. Detroit police are combing the streets, but it will take a miracle for them to find her.
- HOME ALONE “Portrait of a Stalker”
Encore Presentation: Sunday, November 5 at 5/4c
In 2007 in Tennessee, 17-year old Katie has been keeping secrets from her parents. They're shocked to discover she’s being stalked by an ex-boyfriend they didn't even know existed. Jason won’t accept that the relationship is over; he trespasses on their property and sends nude photos of Katie to her mother. Police try to intervene, but Jason goes into hiding for weeks. Then, on the first night that Katie's parents finally agree to leave her home alone, Jason breaks in to kidnap her, but his crime escalates further than anyone can imagine.
- KISS OF DEATH “The Hunted”
Encore Presentation: Sunday, November 5 at 6/5c
When single mom Amy meets Jesse, she thinks she has met the man she’ll spend her life with. He seems like the ideal guy: ruggedly handsome, great with her kids, and – like her – passionate about the great outdoors. But soon his true colors start to show. He begins drinking, offending her family, becoming aggressive, and hungry for control. His world collapses when she finally breaks off their relationship. Full of rage, armed with a hunting knife and a desire for vengeance, he marches towards her home for a bloody and tragic crescendo.
- EVIL LIVES HERE “My Secret Nightmare”
Encore Presentation: Sunday, November 5 at 7/6c
Tiffany Shore grew up knowing that her father was an evil man, but she keeps it a secret to protect her beloved sister. When Tiffany finally sees a chance to escape her father, she will have to decide whether to break her silence or continue to hide the depths of his evil. Once her choice is made, Tiffany is devastated to discover that her silence has not only failed to protect anyone, but that he has committed far more heinous acts than she ever imagined.
- 48 HOURS ON ID “Sophia’s Secret”
Encore Presentation: Sunday, November 5 at 8/7c and 11/10c
These days, Sophia Putney-Wilcox is a beautiful and poised young woman, brimming with self-confidence. But that was not the case in high school when she began dating the popular Adam Shigwadja. Adam quickly became controlling and threatening. She got a court order of separation against him after he entered her home and held her at knife point during one attack, but their relationship continued in secret. Days after she finally broke it off, he again broke into her bedroom, held her at knife point and set the room on fire. Adam escaped but was caught and arrested the next day. He maintained that he had gone there with a knife and that his only intent was to harm himself -- not Sophia. The ensuing trial shocked everyone.
- DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL “SoCal Sting”
New Episode / Season Finale: Sunday, November 5 at 9/8c
In Southern California, Ariet Girgis is stabbed to death in her own bedroom. The attackers mysteriously leave Ariet's teenage son unharmed in another room before vanishing without a trace. Both of her sons suspect their father – Ariet’s husband of 24 years – is behind it, but police can’t prove it. The case goes cold until a new detective discovers a tiny overlooked clue that sparks a hot pursuit. The police devise a clever undercover sting, but will the lead suspect fall into their net?
- ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN “Stolen Dreams”
New Episode Premiere: Sunday, November 5 at 10/9c
When John Greathouse receives a call that his stepdaughter, Kelli Bailey, is late for her overnight hospital shift, he immediately goes to her home to check on her. He finds Kelli laying in her bedroom doorway dead. John is heartbroken. As investigators survey the scene they find a series of puzzling clues left behind by Kelli's attacker. Could a video tape and a dead man's forged check be the keys to bringing a cold-blooded killer to justice?
Launched in April 2013, INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE is ID’s national public affairs campaign that is designed to inform a national dialog around such topics as violence against women, domestic abuse, social and civil rights, mental health, bullying and sexual assault, while inspiring viewers to take action and make a difference in the lives of others.