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What to Watch on Friday: ABC special looks at ‘The Family Manson’

ABC special “Truth and Lies: The Family Manson” looks at the nine 1969 murders carried out by the followers of Charles Manson. In this photo, Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case in 1969 in Los Angeles, Calif.
ABC special “Truth and Lies: The Family Manson” looks at the nine 1969 murders carried out by the followers of Charles Manson. In this photo, Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case in 1969 in Los Angeles, Calif. AP

Truth and Lies: The Family Manson (9 p.m., ABC) – An ABC News special examining the two consecutive nights in Los Angeles in 1969 when followers of cult leader Charles Manson murdered nine people, including eight-month pregnant actress Sharon Tate. Includes interviews with Manson and former cult members Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel.

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Reign (9 p.m., The CW) – Lord Darnley must demonstrate his loyalty to Mary when she voices her concerns about his true intentions.

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