The lawyers from the documentary Making a Murderer say they are excited about new forensic DNA testing methods that could finally prove Steven Avery was framed.Since the 10-hour series aired last year, the two middle-aged lawyers from Wisconsin have become unlikely cult figures.The channel traces its origins to the launch of the CBN Satellite Service, an arm of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), on April 29, 1977.
Since the network was launched in April 1977, it has undergone various changes to its on-air identity – having changed its name seven different times, the most of any American television network – and programming over the course of its history.
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting have been compared to Atticus Finch, and have been the subject of T-shirts, tweets and even a blog dedicated to their fashion sense.
They have parlayed their notoriety into an Australia-wide tour, speaking about the Avery case and its broader implications.
The network was founded as the CBN Satellite Service, an extension of televangelist Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network; it evolved into a family-focused entertainment network in 1981, eventually becoming known as The Family Channel by 1990—after the network was spun out of CBN into the for-profit International Family Entertainment.
In 1997, IFE and The Family Channel were acquired by a joint venture between News Corporation and Saban Entertainment, resulting in its re-branding as the Fox Family Channel.