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Season 15, Episode 18 A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times

First Aired: May 5, 2014

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.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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