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A Fragile Trust

Season 15 Episode 18 | 1h 16m 30s

This film reveals the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times and the entire world of journalism. As an important chapter in the history of journalism, the Jayson Blair scandal is also a complex story about power, ethics, representation, race, and accountability in the mainstream media.

Aired: 05/06/14

Expired: 05/13/14

Rating: TV-PG

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