Maryland has no shortage of real stories that are being used in documentaries, TV series and podcasts. Here are some of the top jaw-dropping stories that have been retold for your viewing (or listening) pleasure.
The popular "Serial" podcast relied in part on Baltimore courtroom audio from the trial of Adnan Syed to help raise questions about and bring attention to his case. But if the courts had their way, the podcast's millions of listeners wouldn't have heard any of Syed's original trial. Officials disclosed this week that they even considered holding the producers in contempt.
Serial's second season is moving to a biweekly release format as Sarah Koenig and her team gain access to more players close to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who left his Army base in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban in 2009.
he prosecution's star witness against Adnan Syed, the former Baltimore teen convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee in 1999, spoke publicly for the first time in decades to the online publication "The Intercept."
Nearly 15 years ago, a jury convicted Adnan Syed in the strangling of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee — a crime that shattered two families. The teens were classmates at Woodlawn High School, both children of immigrants, and teachers considered them exceptionally smart and promising. Now, Syed is seeking a second appeal, but his family continues to struggle with the stigma that results from his conviction.