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Independent Lens Episode: "A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times"

Season 15, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: The story of former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, whose serial plagiarism and fabrications were uncovered in 2003. The documentary includes how the Times dealt with the scandal; and features remarks from Blair, former executive editor Howell Raines and reporter Jerry Gray, who acted as Blair's mentor; and media reporters Howard Kurtz and Seth Mnookin.
Original Air Date: May 5, 2014

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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