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Thursday Rundown: Preventing False Confessions


These topics air Thursday May 29, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between noon & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Preventing False Confessions

The U.S. Department of Justice has decided law enforcement agencies including the FBI, DEA and ATF will electronically record interrogations of people in custody. What could this mean for the future of law enforcement since some of these agencies have been resistant to this change in the past? We’ll address the issue with University of Pittsburgh Law Professor David Harris.

Eleanor Schano

"Riding the Waves, The Life and Televised Times of Eleanor Schano" is an autobiography by Ms. Schano which discusses her life as a pioneering broadcaster in Pittsburgh. She is the first woman to solo anchor a prime time TV newscast here and relates a compelling story about surviving sexism and sexual harassment through her determination, guts and style. 

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