Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
By The Associated Press
Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:39 p.m.
STATE COLLEGE — NBC plans to broadcast excerpts of prison interviews with Jerry Sandusky that were given to a documentary filmmaker working on a defense of the late Joe Paterno.
The network said in the segment — to be broadcast Monday on the “Today” morning show — the former Penn State assistant coach will discuss his former boss.
The iconic Paterno was fired in November 2011 when he was accused in a university-funded investigation of covering up allegations against Sandusky in a bid to preserve the football program's reputation. John Ziegler said Friday that he interviewed Sandusky over the phone several times and in person at Greene State Prison. The two exchanged letters.
Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term for sex assaults on 10 boys, including attacks inside campus athletic facilities. He maintains his innocence.
NBC said Sandusky will talk about Mike McQueary, a then-graduate assistant who told Paterno in 2001 that he had seen Sandusky showering with a young boy in a locker room.
McQueary is pursuing a defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State.
Pennsylvania prison system spokeswoman Sue McNaughton said Friday that recording devices are not allowed during prison visits, but telephone calls can be taped.
“Mr. Sandusky is where he needs to be,” McNaughton said. “Rather than focusing on him, we wish the media would focus more on the victims and their recovery from the deeds of this individual.”
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