Rabid, self-righteous and sensational were but a few words used to describe legal commentator and media celebrity Nancy Grace. Fueled by her fiancé's murder in 1979, the New York University-trained prosecutor began her career trying felony cases in Georgia during the 1990s before she transitioned to television host opposite celebrity lawyer Johnnie Cochran on CourtTV. In 2001, Grace secured her own show, "Closing Arguments" (CourtTV, 2001-07), where she covered daily U.S. court proceedings, preparing her for a second program, "Nancy Grace" (CNN, 2005-11). The network hosted some of her most controversial programming - including a 2006 interview that led to the subject's suicide, and the 2008-2011 vituperative coverage of "Tot Mom" Casey Anthony's murder trial. Grace's firebrand style made her a pop-culture parody target, and her antics appeared in fictional form in several "Law and Order" incarnations. She also appeared as a commentator on major talk shows including "Larry King Live" (CNN, 1985-2010), "Anderson Cooper 360" (CNN, 2003- ) and "Good Morning America" (ABC, 1975- ). Though known for her inflammatory style and fast-and-loose legal ethics, Grace was also a popular host and victim's rights advocate who had the unique ability to snap audiences to attention about the American justice system.