Root of Evil Podcast No. 2 Nationally- Conducted Three Television Interviews In Three Days- The “Today Show” and Two Nationally Syndicated Talk Shows

March 13,
Los Angeles, California

Busy week!

Taped a nationally syndicated talk  show here in Los Angeles on Monday (to be announced at a later date)  then flew to New York on Tuesday and did a short promo with my great-nieces Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile on the TODAY SHOW . Then we went “down the road” and taped another talk show, also, “air date to be announced.”  Below is a link to the Today Show interview, which runs about six minutes.


Lt to Rt:              Al Roker             Craig Melvin           Yvette         Rasha                          Steve

Here’s a link to the TODAY SHOW six-minute video interview

                   Photo Above: Undisguised handwriting shown on Today Show has been previously identified as that of Dr. George Hill Hodel by son and court certified Questioned Document Expert reads: “Here it is. Turning in Wed Jan 29 at 10 a.m. Had my fun at police.  Black Dahlia Avenger.” (To date no handwriting expert has claimed  the handwriting “is not” that of Dr. George Hodel.)

LAPD’s response to “Today Show” Request for Information on the case status remains unchanged from that of their 2003 statement to DATELINE, and all the additional documentaries through the past decade.   Their written response to me remains unchanged,  “We [LAPD] don’t have time to prove or disprove Steve Hodel’s investigation, as we are too busy with current unsolved investigations.”

Below is a March 7, 2019, written response from LAPD spokesperson to the Today Show’s query on the status of the case:

Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia podcast No. 5 aired yesterday.  CLICK HERE or on a podcast of your choice.






  1. Jennifer on March 17, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Good to see you all in person on tv together promoting the podcast and you, Steve. Such a shame they only gave you a few minutes! You need at the very least an hour! Hopefully your newly released book along with the tv show and podcast catapulting this into the limelight. Excited to see more!

    • Steve Hodel on March 17, 2019 at 10:52 am

      Jennifer: Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. Yes, the Root of Evil Podcast is a good balance to offset the fictional story as presented in the miniseries. Will be doing to longer versions on nationally syndicated shows in next few weeks, so that will help to “get the word out.” Best Wishes, Steve

  2. Angeliqcol8 on March 21, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Hi Steve. Congrats on the success of the podcasts. It’s great to see that your getting the story out there in the media and public’s eyes. Many kudos to you and the family for coming forward; sharing the info of your father’s horrid, dark, and twisted past. I commend all of you for being strong, turning that negative on your lives into a positive.

    I must ask tho, is it possible, that the police back in the day, were paid off, and or maybe got rid of any evidence that could have led to the arrest of your father?

    I was hoping to get to listen to your podcasts. Unfortunately they’re not on the app at all. I’m very interested in hearing what you’ve discovered, along with the true story of Fauna. All that’s up now are the TV episodes. Any chance ROE podcasts will be back?

    I find it interesting that the LAPD is still keeping this case open. What is it about your evidence that’s not being accepted? Idk Steve, would DNA test be useful, lol. Makes you wonder….

    • Steve Hodel on March 21, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Angeliqcol8: Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. Not sure why you can’t get the podcasts? Should be available through many sources/platforms? You can check out my blogsite for a massive amount of information and linkage to the Black Dahlia and other crimes. It is searchable by keyword under my badge logo at the site. It’s more than “possible” that police were “paid off” back then. We have it on tape and in police reports. Of course the Fauna “I Am the Night” miniseries is all fiction. None of that actually happened. Fauna never met my father nor ever was at the Franklin House during his lifetime. Best, Steve

  3. Astrid on March 26, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Hey, do you believe that the Black Dahlia murder linked to the murder of Suzzanne Degnan? Or is it a different case all together

    • Steve Hodel on March 26, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      Astrid: Yes, I do. Extensively investigated about and linked in my writings. Best, Steve

  4. Vanessa on April 7, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Podcast, your book, and the TNT series were so captivating. Such an amazing story thank you for sharing with the world!

    • Steve Hodel on April 8, 2019 at 12:28 am

      Vanessa: Thank you for the kind words. Much appreciated. Best to you and yours. Steve

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