Event: WGBH & NECIR Present a Conversation on Wrongful Imprisonment

Join WGBH and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) on November 21 for a discussion on wrongful imprisonment. What does society owe the wrongfully imprisoned? How many other innocent people are serving time?

Hear from Victor Rosario of Lowell who was convicted for an arson that killed eight people in 1982. Rosario’s advocates questioned the evidence and, after investigative reporters shed light on his case, prosecutors abandoned efforts last month to keep him in prison— but not until he spent three decades there.

Join WGBH and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting  for a discussion with Rosario , the attorney who championed his case, and journalists who covered his and similar cases. This in-depth panel discussion features experts representing diverse viewpoints. Light reception to follow.

  • Victor Rosario, innocent man who served 32 years in prison
  • Lisa Kavanaugh, director of the Innocence Program at the Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Dick Lehr, journalism professor at Boston University
  • Jenifer McKim, moderator and senior reporter at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Kate Zachry, host and news director at WGBH News

Nov. 21, 2017, 7 to 9 pm
WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA
Tickets are $10

WGBH and the nonprofit New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) at Boston University partner to investigate stories that expose injustice and hold the powerful accountable. Working from WGBH’s newsroom, NECIR reporters produce stories for radio, television, print and online that garner awards and spur changes in the law, policy and behavior.

Seating is limited and tickets are required. Reserve your seat today at WGBH.org.