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Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?, Eric Deggans

Deggans, Eric. "Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?" NPR Arts & Life. NPR.org, 16 Mar. 2015. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.

In paragraph 4 ("Lots of TV shows…"), what is the author's purpose in citing TV shows like 48 Hours and Dateline?

A

To argue that true crime TV shows that came before The Jinx followed a better format.

B

To reinforce the idea that The Jinx is superior to these other TV shows.

C

To highlight the author's knowledge of true crime TV history.

D

To reinforce the idea that true crime TV shows have always been popular.