The true story of corruption, greed and self interest that destroyed Penn State, its iconic coach Joe Paterno and an alleged monster. This series follows the nearly ten year investigation of this case conducted by journalist John Ziegler. Ziegler has uncovered a massive amount of evidence that will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about this case.
Episode Eighteen: Silent No More
Graham Spanier was the President of Penn State, under Spanier's leadership the university had a pristine track record for following NCAA regulations. He was one of the most influential educators in America and a trusted leader with a top-secret government security clearance. He had met Jerry Sandusky just once in his life and was shocked when wild accusations started flying in November of 2011. He was sure there was some misunderstanding and this could be straightened out quickly.
Earlier this year Spanier served prison time on a Child Endangerment conviction. Today he breaks his silence to share his story with John Ziegler.
Episode17 Sandusky For Life
EJ Sandusky was the first of six children adopted by Dottie and Gerry Sandusky. EJ and his family were certain that his father could not have committed the crimes of which he was accused but they didn't understand they were no longer living in a world of truth and facts. When Jerry was found guilty EJ was forced to relocate and seek a different career path. Ten years later EJ and his wife Heather are inspired to share their story with Zig.
Episode Sixteen: Vindication
Zig and Liz summarize the story and the evidence presented in this series. Zig updates us with the latest developments in the case and Liz has some fun hitting John with a bunch of questions about his 10 year odyssey chasing the truth.
Episode Fifteen: The Perfect Storm
After nearly ten years of investigating the Penn State Scandal John Ziegler explains WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
Episode Fourteen: Secret Agent Man
AJ Dillen is a former Second Mile kid who saw Jerry Sandusky as a benign father figure. He didn't believe the "victim's" claims of abuse and decided to find out how the system worked for himself by becoming a fake accuser. His story unveils how easy it was to manipulate the system and collect checks from Penn State.
Episode Thirteen: The Media
Liz and Zig dig deep in episode thirteen to explain the nature of today's media and the prioritization of narrative over news. Pack a lunch because episode thirteen is packed with more than five hours worth of Zig's struggles to get members of the media to embrace the actual facts of this case. It won't disappoint.
I thought I knew this story
Wow. Brilliant. I thought I knew about this story but boy was I wrong. Fascinating.