Monday, September 3, 2012 | Categories: Episodes
10 Year Anniversary: Robert Croke Update - Timothy Young, Croke's Lawyer
We started this segment with just a few of the many people we've been privileged to interview on The Current over the last 10 years. Anna Maria has had the opportunity to sit down with Kurt Vonnegut, Maher Arar, Monique Lepine, Shin Dong-Hyuk and so many more.
Tomorrow we celebrate our 10 seasons on the air with the launch of a new website that features some of our best and favourite interviews. You'll also be able to hear Anna Maria's reflections on the interviews. And, we'll have updates on what has happened in the lives of those people since the interviews first aired.
We aired a clip from Robert Croke recalling the beginning of his nightmare - kidnapped from an oil rig, off the shore of Nigeria. The kidnappers shot him and held him in captivity for 10 days. Shortly after Mr. Croke was released, he and his wife Gayle spoke with The Current in December of 2010.
Since then, a lot has changed in Robert Croke's life. Despite the surgeries his wound hasn't healed very well. He is no longer able to work on off shore oil rigs and he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. He has since filed a lawsuit against the company that hired him and the company that owned the oil rig. Timothy Young is Robert Croke's lawyer. He was in New Orleans.
Starting tomorrow, you'll find the full interview with Timothy Young, as well as some of our other favourite interviews from the last ten years along with updates and my own thoughts about them, on our website. It's all part of our celebration of our tenth anniversary on the air and the site also includes a timeline of the show where you will be able to see photos and videos of The Current over the years. All that and more, starting tomorrow.
This segment was produced by The Current's Sujata Berry.
Other segments from today's show: