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The Brian Lehrer Show

Penalties for Penn State

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and host of "Edge of Sports Radio" on Sirius XM, explains the NCAA penalties against the Penn State football program and what it could mean for the future of the school. 

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The Takeaway

Why We Fail to Speak Up for Others When We Know We Should

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Much of the witness testimony in the trial of accused child sex offender and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was difficult to hear, but not just for its content. More shocking, perhaps, was the lingering question: Why didn’t the witnesses report what they saw?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Joe Nocera on Penn State

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New York Times op ed columnist Joe Nocera discusses how Penn State can recover from the recent sex abuse scandal, and what the case means for college football.

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The Takeaway

Should Penn State Set Up a Victims' Compensation Fund?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The fallout continues from the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State. Monday night Jerry Sandusky appeared on NBC to respond to the allegations against him. Yesterday the CEO of The Second Mile — the foundation Jerry Sandusky started in 1977 to mentor troubled youth — resigned. Meanwhile, the Big Ten Conference removed former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's name from a new championship trophy.

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On The Media

The Fall Of St. Joe

Friday, November 11, 2011

Until this week, Penn State coach Joe Paterno was the epitome of everything that was right with college athletics. A sex abuse scandal that has spread to the entire university has changed all that. Paterno has been fired for allegedly failing to report abuse by a former assistant coach to police and his legacy has gone from 'St. Joe' to disgrace. Bob talks with Paterno biographer Frank Fitzpatrick. 


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