Wednesday, May 24
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Guests: Graham Bowley, Annette John-Hall
Philadelphia-born comedian Bill Cosby went on trial earlier this week. But, the man accused of sexually assaulting more than 60 women has already been tried in the court of public opinion. Today on the show, we’ll talk with GRAHAM BOWLEY of The New York Times about the timeline of events leading to this point and the specifics of the trial that Cosby will face. Then, we’ll hear about Cosby’s Philadelphia roots and the mixed feelings about the man who was once considered a hometown hero. WHYY is debuting a new podcast called Cosby Unraveled tonight, so we’ll hear from host ANNETTE JOHN-HALL. We’ll discuss what talking with Cosby’s old friends and associates reveals about the man who’s legacy has been forever tarnished.