HLN’s Nancy Grace to cover Georgia’s Hot Car Death trial almost non-stop

Nancy Grace, the impassioned former prosecutor-turned-cable-TV-talker, has a new one-hour special on the Ross Harris Hot Car Death case airing Friday night on HLN.

“Nancy Grace Investigates: Hot Car Death: Mistake or Murder?” uncovers “chilling evidence and salacious details in the tragic hot car death of Justin Ross Harris’ 22-month-old son Cooper,” HLN says of the 8 p.m. special.

And that’s just a taste of what promises to be blanket coverage of Harris’s trial by Grace and the Atlanta-based cable network.

“It’s safe to say that HLN will have the most extensive coverage of this trial than any other major news network,” an HLN spokesperson said Wednesday.

Jury selection in Harris’s murder trial currently is underway in Cobb County. Once the trial phase begins, it will be the focus “for the duration” of Grace’s show, which airs weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition, trial coverage will fill the bulk of HLN’s schedule during the day, although the cabler still has the option of covering other big breaking news.

Grace and her team were still working on the special on Wednesday, so few details were available beyond a program description that included this:

“Nancy Grace will offer an in-depth analysis of the evidence, possible motives, and Harris’ behavior before, during and after his son’s death, which includes sexting up to six different women and sending X-rated photos.”

Grace didn’t hold back on her show at the time of Harris’s probable cause hearing in July 2014, repeatedly referring to him as “Daddy,” talking about “the stench in that car” and musing about little Cooper “as he likely rocks, banging back and forth, calling out for Daddy!”

She even wound up getting top billing in a question on the lengthy questionnaire potential jurors had to fill out. Question 31 (out of 93) asked:

“Do you watch any legal talk shows (examples included, but not limited to: Nancy Grace, Ashleigh Banfield, Dr. Drew, Anderson Cooper, etc.?)

Catch up with “Breakdown,” the AJC’s award-winning podcast series which this seaons explores the Justin Ross Harris case and Cooper Harris’s death in a hot car.

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