The trials of Amanda Knox

October 4th, 2011

When you take a twenty year old American student, living alone in Italy; add in her Italian boyfriend, a brutal, sexually charged murder and an overreaching Italian prosecutor, all set amidst the fantasy like small, hillside town of Perugia, it's no wonder it would produce a case that would become an international sensation.

The case of Amanda Knox captured not only America's attention but the worlds. Did this case warrant such attention, or did the tabloid media simply create the case and its charged atmosphere? Finally, did the case of Amanda Knox really become the first globalized “Trail of the Century?”   Award winning journalist Nina Burleigh takes us inside the case in The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox My conversation with Nina Burleigh: