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WNYC News

Central Park Five Get $41 Million

Friday, September 05, 2014

The wrongly-convicted men will get $1 million for each year they spent in prison.

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WNYC News

Central Park 5 Say Despite $40 Million Settlement, Scars Remain

Friday, June 27, 2014

What was supposed to be victory speech, closing the chapter on a decades-long struggle to clear their names, turned into a tearful ceremony outside City Hall on Friday.

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WNYC News

City Promotes Film While Fighting the Film's Makers in Court

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The city is paying for subway ads and posters in bus shelters to promote the Ken Burns film "The Central Park Five" as part of a "Made in NY" marketing campaign intended to promote local productions. Meanwhile, the city's Law Department is pursuing a legal case to obtain raw footage from the film as part of a legal defense. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reality and Fantasy

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon, and Raymond Santana, one of the falsely accused men featured in their documentary, “The Central Park Five.” Corey Olsen explains why J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit has become one of the most widely read and best-loved books of the 20th century. Deb Perelman talks about turning her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, into a bestselling cookbook. Plus, we’ll examine how newspapers reported the American Revolution.

WNYC News

City Sues for Access to Film Footage in Central Park Jogger Case

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Lawyers for New York City are seeking access to footage gathered by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns for his movie about the five men exonerated in the Central Park Jogger rape case.

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