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Tue Apr 2, 2019, 09:10 AM

The Central Park Five, a film by Ken and Sarah Burns, tonight at 9:00 p.m. on TV 26 in DC

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Tonight at 9:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

The Central Park Five
A film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted in the brutal rape and beating of a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989.

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About the Film

The Central Park Five, a film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.
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Donald Trump and the Central Park Five: the racially charged rise of a demagogue

Oliver Laughland in New York

@oliverlaughland
Wed 17 Feb 2016 13.15 EST

In 1989 five young black men were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman jogging in New York City. Leading the charge against them was a real estate mogul whose divisive rhetoric can be found in his presidential campaign today

Yusef Salaam was 15 years old when Donald Trump demanded his execution for a crime he did not commit.

Nearly three decades before the rambunctious billionaire began his run for president – before he called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, for the expulsion of all undocumented migrants, before he branded Mexicans as “rapists” and was accused of mocking the disabled – Trump called for the reinstatement of the death penalty in New York following a horrific rape case in which five teenagers were wrongly convicted.

The miscarriage of justice is widely remembered as a definitive moment in New York’s fractured race relations. But Trump’s intervention – he signed full-page newspaper advertisements implicitly calling for the boys to die – has been gradually overlooked as the businessman’s chances of winning the Republican nomination have rapidly increased. Now those involved in the case of the so-called Central Park Five and its aftermath say Trump’s rhetoric served as an unlikely precursor to a unique brand of divisive populism that has powered his rise to political prominence in 2016.
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Central Park Five: Donald Trump still believes wrongfully convicted black and Latino men are guilty of 1989 rape
The five men, jailed when they were teenage boys, were exonerated in 2002 when a convicted rapist confessed to the 1989 attack

Feliks Garcia New York @feliksjose
Friday 7 October 2016 17:30
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Trump's full page ad published in the New York Daily News (Wikipedia)
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Reply The Central Park Five, a film by Ken and Sarah Burns, tonight at 9:00 p.m. on TV 26 in DC (Original post)
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 09:15 AM

1. Thanks for the heads up. I wonder if they will highlight Trump's obsession with the case.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 09:52 AM

2. Is this on PBS nationwide tonight?

Sure would like to see it.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:39 AM

8. Looks like it. I've checked listings in a few cities, they're all showing it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 10:55 AM

3. Currently Available on Amazon Prime

This appears to have been made in 2012.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2380247/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

I've added it to my watch list.

Thanks!

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Response to Jokerman (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:15 AM

5. Thanks for the link.

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Response to Jokerman (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 12:03 PM

12. Thanks for posting the link to Amazon.

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Response to Jokerman (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 12:12 PM

14. Thank you.

Just watched a new HBO doc about Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamil.. you can't tell a story about injustice in America without donald trump.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:15 AM

4. Fantastic

Why the hell wasn't the media all over this before the election?

Can you imagine how our media would handle it if a Clinton or Obama had done this kind of thing?

This is so enraging----tragic, racist.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:35 AM

6. 100% racial

I don't see him wanting the death penalty when a bunch of white athletes rape a young woman. Seriously, it was RAPE, not murder, not to mention they weren't guilty.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:38 AM

7. I just checked, it's on all the New England PBS channels, probably on PBS everywhere in the country.

I wonder what donnie will be tweeting in the morning?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:43 AM

10. This Is An Excellent Film

In addition to the main subject matter, it should raise a lot of questions about false confessions. It's downright scary in that respect.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:52 AM

11. Thanks for the heads up. nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 12:08 PM

13. Can I find this on Youtube?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 02:10 PM

17. It's presently pay-for-view on YouTube. However, it's being broadcast free and clear....

on ALL PBS stations tonight

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 05:51 PM

18. Thanks!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 12:22 PM

15. It's on here in Raleigh, NC

Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 01:58 PM

16. Thanks for bringing it up.

I just finished watching it on Amazon.

It was a painful two hours, but an important reminder of how ambition, racism, and sensationalism have and do come together to prevent "justice for all", and it was a very moving look at the innocents badly damaged by the convictions, and how their pain will linger forever.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:50 PM

19. For those of you on the west coast

I would recommend watching it, which I did here on the east coast.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 01:28 PM

20. Kick. I recommend this highly. I watched it on Amazon Prime.

Really heartbreaking in so many ways.

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