jerry sandusky

  • happyvalley
    December 1, 2014  

    In 2012, Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted for sexually assaulting children. Joe Paterno, the beloved head coach, was fired for failing to report the crime. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Amir Bar-Lev, director of a new documentary, “Happy Valley,” that examines the immediate aftermath of the scandal and how Penn State’s football-first community recovered. Continue reading

  • newswrapimage
    June 23, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, a nationwide FBI operation has recovered 168 victims of child sex trafficking. The children are Americans and many had never been reported missing, said FBI director James Comey. Also, Syria handed over the last of its declared chemical weapons. The stockpile reportedly included mustard gas and raw ingredients for sarin nerve gas. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2013  

    Penn State has struck a nearly $60 million settlement with 26 young men over alleged abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Gwen Ifill talks to Charlie Thompson of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., for more on how this settlement compares to similar cases and what factors led to the premium payout. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2012  

    After being convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared in court to receive a sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison, where he will likely spend the rest of his life. Judy Woodruff talks to The Associated Press’ Mark Scolforo about the reactions from Sandusky and his victims. Continue reading

  • July 23, 2012  

    The NCAA imposed a $60 million sanction on Pennsylvania State University for perpetuating a ‘football first’ culture that failed to stop one ex-coach’s sexual abuse of children. Ray Suarez speaks with University of Maryland’s Kevin Blackistone and University of Pennsylania’s Scott Rosner about the future for Penn State football. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2012  

    A report by former FBI director Louis Freeh concludes that leaders at Penn State, including head football coach Joe Paterno, did not do enough to protect the children who were abused by former assistant coach Jerry Sundusky. Judy Woodruff talks to Cate Barron of The Patriot-News and Mark Dent of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012  

    In other news Monday, whole apartment complexes flooded when more than 15 inches of rain fell in parts of Florida. A person drowned in rough surf as new downpours moved across Florida’s Gulf Coast and Panhandle. Also, prosecutors branded former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky a “predatory pedophile” as his trial began. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2011  

    In other news Friday, a judge ordered trials for two Penn State University officials accused of lying to a grand jury. The decision stems from a probe of sexual-abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky. Also, a panel found that up to 20,000 children were sexually abused in Roman Catholic institutions in The Netherlands since 1945. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended a ban on using a cell phone while driving. It said the ban should apply to both hands-free and hand-held phones. Also, at least 28 people were killed in violence across Syria. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, the former Democratic governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced to 14 yeas in prison for corruption. He was convicted of trying to sell the appointment to President Obama’s Senate seat. Also, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed on new counts of sexual abuse. Continue reading

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