'Surviving Evil': Charisma Carpenter hosts show on survivors of violence
One of the most interesting parts of this show is that it is hosted by Charisma Carpenter ( "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel") -- and that she herself is a survivor of a violent crime. She was attacked as a teen and held at gunpoint before escaping and then leading the police to the criminal.
Two other survivors -- Teri Jendusa Nicolai and Lisa McVey -- accompanied Carpenter on the presentation stage. Nicolai survived an attack by her ex-husband, while McVey survived a kidnapping by a serial killer. The women's rather harrowing stories are all featured in "Surviving Evil."
"Surviving Evil" premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10pm on Investigation Discovery.
Quotes from the presentation:
- "Whatever they're going to do to you alone is going to be 10 times worse." - Charisma Carpenter
- "Your chances of survival are greater if you fight immediately." - Carpenter
- "In the end, it shows us being strong and overcoming -- overcoming evil ... It doesn't necessarily show us as victims." - Teri Jendusa Nicolai
- "If I was going to be found dead, I wanted people to know I left my mark." - Lisa McVey on leaving evidence after her kidnapping