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THE NEWS & ADVANCE AUGUST 11 - 17, 2018 High Point Furniture 3 x 3 SoCal dramedy SCREEN ALSO INSIDE • Check out 'Whistleblower' on page 16 • Puzzles and games • Movie releases • Home improvement shows & more THE NEWS & ADVANCE 16 AUGUST 11 - 17, 2018 By Francis Babin TV Media I t can be a difficult thing to be the one to speak out in a situation that requires it — calling someone out on ignoble practices or behavior can put one's own reputation or ca- reer at risk, and many prefer to just keep mum. On a daily basis, however, regu- lar men and women pluck up the courage to lay it all on the line when they risk all to expose what they believe isn't right. Blow the whistle and fight the good fight with a new episode of "Whistleblower," on Friday, Aug. 17, on CBS. The new true crime series is hosted by attorney Alex Ferrer, bet- ter known as Judge Alex. Before becoming a big-time lawyer, judge, professor and television personal- more than 1,000 episodes. During his time on the televised bench, Fer- rer dealt with much lighter, tamer and often bizarre cases, seldom handling anything much heavier than allegations of unpaid loans. In the new true crime series, Ferrer returns to more serious fare as he and whistleblowers take on a wide range of corporations and industries. In one episode, for in- stance, a cancer center is put in the spotlight as the oncologist running the treatment facility is exposed for giving chemotherapy to more than 500 patients who don't need it. Blowing the whistle is a risky move. While some see it as a noble duty and a moral obligation, oth- ers see the act as a violation of company policy and rules and the wrong way to address a question- able situation. In extreme cases, a stories of everyday people exposing what they believe isn't right, be it illegal or dangerous. These coura- geous men and women shed light on wrongdoing at the hands of ma- jor corporations. The eye network has decided to join the rest of the entertainment world by getting in on the true crime craze with the new unscripted series. There has been a real true crime renaissance in the past few years due in large part to the first season of the "Serial" podcast in 2014, and Netflix's Emmy-winning docu-series "Making a Murderer" the following year. Since then, the genre has exploded and is easily at the top of the heap of pop culture. In the first half of 2018, we've seen many true crime series debut on the big and small screen, from "Evil Genius: The True Story of Called out: Alex Ferrer showcases the bravest in 'Whistleblower' feature story August 11-17, 2018 HIGH POINT FURNITURE OUTLET Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2423 Wards Rd., Lynchburg 434-239-6513 Chest of Drawers Special! Colors Available: White, Cherry, Oak & Black 4 Drawer - $99 5 Drawer - $119 BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! SLACKER SURFER FINDS PURPOSE IN 'LODGE 49'

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