In 1989, our racially divided city was in an uproar over what happened to the Central Park jogger, a woman who was raped and beaten while running in the park one evening.
Five Harlem teens were convicted after much coercing, manipulating, threatening, and lying on the part of homicide detectives.
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Everyone loves to romanticize Prohibition, particularly the era right before it and immediately following it. But it's all too easy to forget why the Noble Experiment that lasted from 1920 through 1933, considered almost categorically a failure, came about.
The Tenth Inning, the two-part, four-hour update of Ken Burns's 1994 documentary Baseball, airs tonight and tomorrow night (September 28-29) on PBS. We caught up with the show's creator and co-director, Ken Burns, at Yankee Stadium last week before the tribute to George Steinbrenner.
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Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are opening for evening visits on September 24 and 25 (this, essentially, does not happen). Visitors will also see a preview of Ken Burns' national park documentary for PBS.As likely as not, since this was announced a few hours ago, tickets are already gone, ... More >>