Trial by Media

The BEST episodes of Trial by Media

Every episode of Trial by Media ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Trial by Media!

In this true crime docuseries, some of the most dramatic trials of all time are examined with an emphasis on how the media may have impacted verdicts.

Last Updated: 8/2/2022Network: Netflix
41 Shots
71 votes

#1 - 41 Shots

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/11/2020

After four white NYPD officers shoot the unarmed Amadou Diallo 41 times, defense lawyers press for a change of venue as racial tensions escalate.

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Big Dan's
59 votes

#2 - Big Dan's

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/11/2020

After a woman is raped on a bar's pool table, the trial is televised live on CNN, revealing the woman's identity and the brutal cross-examination.

55 votes

#3 - Blago!

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/11/2020

When Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich finds himself facing a corruption trial, he tries to embrace the media and even goes on "Celebrity Apprentice."

Subway Vigilante
83 votes

#4 - Subway Vigilante

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/11/2020

Bernard Goetz shoots four black teenagers on a New York City subway in 1984. His claim of self-defense sets off a controversial, tabloid-fueled trial.

Talk Show Murder
115 votes

#5 - Talk Show Murder

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/11/2020

A man reveals his crush to a straight friend on "The Jenny Jones Show." Days later a murder occurs, leading to questions about the show's culpability.

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King Richard
63 votes

#6 - King Richard

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/11/2020

Charged with fraud and money laundering, HeathSouth CEO Richard Scrushy mounts an outlandish defense and resorts to co-hosting a religious talk show.

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