Attica Remembered

Saturday, September 08, 2001

Thirty years ago at the Attica correctional facility in upstate New York, a riot took place that resulted in the deaths of 39 men. During the uprising the inmates, whose demands included the freedom to worship and communicate with the outside world, called in observers and members of the press to oversee the negotiations. New York Times columnist Tom Wicker was one of those media observers. He talks to Brooke about crossing the line from covering a story to becoming part of it.

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