Through the Lens: The Central Park Five

Mar 28, 2013

Friday, Doug is live with filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon for a conversation about their new PBS documentary "The Central Park Five." In 1989, a white woman was brutally raped and beaten in New York's Central Park. Five black and Latino teens from Harlem were pilloried by the press and convicted by the criminal justice system. But then in 2002, the real rapist confessed and DNA evidence helped exonerate the five men. Next week, we're screening the film as part of our Through the Lens documentary series.

On Wednesday, April 3, RadioWest, Utah Film Center and KUED Channel 7 present "The Central Park Five" at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with seats available on a first come basis. The screening begins at 7:00 p.m. Sarah Burns and David McMahon will be on-hand for a Q&A immediately following the film. [More Information]

The Central Park Five premieres Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED Channel 7.

On April 17, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. MT, The New York Times will host a live "Times Talk" called "Justice and the Central Park Five." It's an on-line discussion hosted by Times reporter Jim Dwyer. He'll be joined by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and four of the exonerated - Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. That will be available online at