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Prosecutor Linda Fairstein May Have Tried Too Hard

But there is the possibility that Fairstein's power is beginning to diminish. She recently pressured producers at ABC's Primetime not to run a story featuring interviews with a few of the Central Park Five. ABC not only ran that show, but aired a clip of it on Good Morning America, which is co-anchored by Diane Sawyer, a longtime Fairstein friend who wrote praise for her first book. Of course, her staying power remains to be seen in February, when the D.A.'s office is scheduled to release its final decision on the Central Park case.

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"Marked as the Enemy: Central Park Five Members Speak" by Dasun Allah

"Across 110th Street: Changed Lives Among Central Park Five Family Members" by Rivka Gewirtz Little

"Rage Before Race: How Feminists Faltered on the Central Park Jogger Case" by Rivka Gewirtz Little

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