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Penn State Scandal: Students React, Paterno's Secrecy

PITTSBURGH (NewRadio 1020 KDKA) - As the sexual assault scandal surrounding former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky continues to escalate, both alumni and current students at the school are speaking out about the allegations and the response by head coach Joe Paterno.

First, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA's Larry Richert and John Shumway talk with Emily Kaplan, current Penn State student and a columnist at the Penn State Collegian, about how students are reacting to the scandal.

Kaplan tells Larry and John why she thinks the school's reputation may never fully recover, and why the allegations are hitting the school's vaunted athletic tradition especially hard.

Listen to the full interview here:


Then, Larry and John discuss the historic secrecy within the Penn State football program with Frank Fitzpatrick, a writer with the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of The Lion in Autumn: A Season with Joe Paterno and Penn State Football. 

Fitzpatrick tells Larry and John how Paterno's drive to maintain the football program's privacy may have fanned the flames of scandal.

Listen to the full interview here:


Listen to Larry Richert and John Shumway on the KDKA Morning News, every weekday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!


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