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Monday, July 25, 2011: <i>There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane</i>

HBO's annual documentary film series always yields some compelling true-life tales, and the eighth entry in this year's edition is no exception. Directed by Liz Garbus, There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane chronicles a story that made national headlines in 2009. While driving home from a camping trip with five children in her car, Long Island resident Diane Schuler somehow wound up driving down the wrong side of the Taconic State Parkway -- a lengthy stretch of road that winds through upstate New York -- and eventually collided head-on with an SUV, killing everyone save for her 5-year-old son. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, many speculated that Schuler was potentially under the influence of alcohol or experienced some kind of a mental breakdown, both claims that her surviving family vigorously denied.

In an attempt to uncover the truth behind this tragedy, Garbus speaks with all of the willing and available investigators, family members (including Schuler's husband) and witnesses present at the crash site. While her rigorous questioning reveals some new insights, like Schuler's troubled childhood and a possible medical emergency that may have precipitated her actions, ultimately There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane can't provide any definitive answers for what happened that day on the Taconic. But it's compelling to watch Garbus skillfully assemble the pieces of this puzzle. Stay tuned for the final three docs in the network's summer series, including Koran By Heart (August 1), Superheroes (August 8) and Gloria: In Her Own Words (August 15), a portrait of groundbreaking feminist Gloria Steinem.

There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane airs tonight at 9 PM on HBO opposite new episodes of The Bachelorette (ABC) and Switched at Birth (ABC Family).

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