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Season : 6
Episode: 13
Directed by: Holly Dale
Written by: Erica Shelton
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Airdate: January 11, 2009
Date of Crime: November 3, 1988
Previous: Lotto Fever
Next: The Brush Man

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The 1988 murder of a Philadelphia news anchor is investigated after it is determined she was killed before she was able to report on a scandal involving a local factory's deadly working conditions.



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  • Vera mentions that Rhonda Stewart, the intern Mort Ackerson was with the night of Jane's murder, is now a producer at WIXA. WIXA was the radio station where John "The Hawk" Hawkins worked in 1958 in "Static".
  • Damont Henderson, Curt Fitzpatrick & Marlene Bradford's case boxes are visible when Vera puts away Jane's case box at the end of the episode.
  • This episode contains elements of the 1999 film "The Insider," which was based on the 1996 tobacco industry whistleblower of Jeffrey Wigand. Asbestos has in the past been used as an ingredient in tobacco products and cigarette filters.
  • In 1989, the year after the incident of this episode's crime, the Food and Drug Administration issued the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule.
  • This episode recieved the most viewing when it aired, averaging over 19.20 million views.


  • Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"
  • 10,000 Maniacs "What's The Matter Here?"
  • The Fixx "One Thing Leads To Another"
  • The Fixx "Red Skies"
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Closing Song: Tears For Fears "Shout"

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