Ken Burns on The Central Park Five
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussed his new documentary The Central Park Five. It tells the story of five black and Latino teens who… read more
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussed his new documentary The Central Park Five. It tells the story of five black and Latino teens who were wrongly convicted of raping a jogger in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. He talked about the police investigation, detailing the exculpatory evidence and inconsistencies that were ignored by law enforcement, the media, and the public at large, and about racial prejudice in the criminal justice system. Mr. Burns responded to questions submitted by members of the audience at the National Press Club Luncheon. close
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