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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.

The purpose of mentioning The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live in paragraph 14 ("Durst admitted dismembering…") is

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to understate the crimes that Durst was accused of committing.

B

to draw the public's attention to the seriousness of the crimes Durst was accused of.

C

the highlight how much the Durst trial had permeated pop culture.

D

to build suspense as the reader anticipates how the article will end.