Show Segment December 19, 2012
Ken Burns On His 'Central Park Five' Documentary, Racism And New York Authorities

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns tells George about his new documentary 'The Central Park Five'. The film tells the story of the "Central Park Jogger'', a woman who was found raped and assaulted in Central Park in 1989, and five young men who were arrested for the crime. Their convictions were vacated in 2002.

In this clip, Ken talks about...

Working on a story from recent history
"[The film] is about a crime that took place on April 19, 1989, and that's right at the cusp of where I'd say history sort of begins, and journalism leaves off, and I'm always really worried about that cusp, because you want to be able, in history, to triangulate all the various perspectives that you have, and not be making perhaps facile or superficial journalistic judgements."

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