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Penn State / Sex Abuse Scandal / A Discussion #1006917

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 09, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The multiple charges of sexual abuse against a Penn State University football coach introduced; a statement from head coach Joe Paterno about his postseason retirement and the abuse incidents; details given about the initial allegations about Jerry Sandusky raping a child in the locker room and the lack of reactions from Penn State over the years. [Player Alex BUTTERWORTH†- praises Paterno.] [On ESPN, analyst Matt MILLEN - breaks down talking about the disturbing incidents at Penn State and protecting our kids.] [In 2006, PATERNO - talks about civility.] The state law on reporting sexual child abuse quoted.

(State College: Jason Carroll) What is happening on the Penn State campus and a timeline of abuse by Sandusky reviewed; details given about the likely resignation of president Graham Spanier, a grand jury report on Sandusky's behavior, other alleged incidents that were witnessed, the roles of athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, who have been charged. [State attorney general Linda KELLY - says it is about a sexual predator preying on young boys.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Second Mile member Troy Craig†, ESPN radio Corey Giger, Kansas State University professor Robert Shoop, InSession's Sunny Hostin about Sandusky. [CRAIG - recounts his "strange" relationship with "weird" Sandusky over several years.] [HOSTIN - calls it classic predator grooming of victims; states everyone at Penn State failed miserably; comments on the law and the spirit of the law on reporting abuse.] [GIGER - says it should have been taken care of in 2002 and Paterno failed from a moral standpoint; suggests they were trying to protect Paterno, the icon.] [SHOOP - worries about how Penn State, the organization, handled the matter without a moral compass.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Carroll, Jason
Duration:
00:18:40

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