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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 2:38am

Film Revisits Central Park Five Case

Updated: 4 years ago.
15-year-old Yusef Salaam enters the courthouse in 1990 during his trial for the rape and beating of a Central Park jogger in New York. He and four other teens were convicted and served years in prison before another man admitted to the crimes and they were exonerated. A new film from Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon explores what happened and why. (Photo Courtesy of the Daily News/Getty Images.)

A new documentary premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on GPB TV revisiting the story of the Central Park Five.

They were five black and Latino teenagers wrongfully convicted in the rape and beating of a jogger in New York’s Central Park.

Filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon talk about the film, the men who were the Central Park Five and the lessons their story teaches us.

Hear an extended version of the interview with Sarah Burns and David McMahon in the second audio file on the left.