Was Princess Diana's Death a Conspiracy? The CBS Special 'Her Life, Her Death, the Truth' Looks Deeper

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Lady Diana and Prince Charles in 1981

What really happened on August 31, 1997, the night that Princess Diana (above, with ex-husband Prince Charles) perished in a car accident in Paris? CBS’s two-hour special Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, the Truthhosted by Gayle King—investigates the questions surrounding the accident. Over the past 20 years, numerous conspiracy theories have swirled: Was Diana killed intentionally? What was the involvement of the white Fiat Uno? “We deal with the investigations—there were four— into the conspiracies of her death,” executive producer Susan Zirinsky reveals. “We answer some questions and really come out with a satisfying end.”

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But Zirinsky also promises the special will paint “an intimate portrait” of the very charitable Diana and uncover new information about her life. “She touched people all over the globe,” the producer says. “People began to do good deeds because of her! We focus on the survival aspect of a woman who became empowered and made meaning of a life that could have been a very different story.”

Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, the Truth, Monday, May 22, 8/7c, CBS

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