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Journalists Cover the "Outrage" of the Tawana Brawley Case

New York Times journalists Ralph Blumenthal and E.R. Shipp were part of a five-person team who investigated the supposed rape and murder of Tawana Brawley, a fifteen-year-old African American girl in Wappingers Falls, New York. A book about the public controversy, and how the reporters concluded the incident was a hoax, is called Outrage.


Other segments from the episode on August 14, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 14, 1990: Interview with Ralph Blumenthal and E.R. Shipp; Commentary on the 1970s Los Angeles punk scene; Interview with James Ellroy; Commentary on summertime.


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