Biography

Season 2 Episode 28

Brian Epstein

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Sep 17, 1999 on A&E
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Brian Epstein
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Brian Epstein. In August 1967, Beatles' manager Brian Epstein committed suicide. Why would a young show business king take his own life? We'll attempt to solve the mystery of Epstein's death, piecing together his final "lost" 36 hours.

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  • The episode summary listed here was the network\'s cheesy attempt to sell their show to the public by flagrantly lying about Brian Epstein\'s death. Please see my post in the mrbrianepstein community at: http://community.livejournal.com/mrbrianepstein/265moreless

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    According to David Haber, creator/designer of the official Brian Epstein website at www.brianepstein.com :

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    In August 1999, A&E Network distributed thousands of copies of its September schedule to American TV listings editors - with capsule descriptions of the month’s programs. Included in the schedule was the following passage:



    “He was found dead in his locked bedroom, vials of barbiturates beside his bed. The coroner said it was suicide.”



    The last sentence is the exact opposite of the official verdict. There had NEVER been a verdict of suicide. The publicity material was 100% wrong.



    Then, the capsule description of the program featured in the Los Angeles Times Weekly TV Guide (published Sunday September 12, 1999) reads:



    “Brian Epstein successfully manages the Beatles but later commits suicide.”



    This eye-opening post is at rec.music.beatles-1st post



    Finally, AFTER the error(s) was brought to A&E\'s attention, they admitted their blunder but turned right around and repeated the falsehood on their own website on Sept. 17:

    The listing read, verbatim:

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    "Biography" - Brian Epstein

    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Biography

    You are viewing Eastern listings.



    ...and then went on to state the same thing it says on the Brian Epstein A&E episode summary here on TV.com.moreless

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