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We're going to be focusing on the Penn -- -- scandal.
And we're gonna Begin with a number of new developments and changes tonight.
And we're going to Begin with a new judge being assigned to hear that case against former assistant Coach.
That development comes after criticism that the previous judge Wesley Dutch caught.
Have an obvious conflict of interest in the case because she volunteered.
Percent -- a second mile charity and in fact crossover contributed to the charity.
The new job which is Robert -- stopped from Westmoreland county.
He has no known connections with Penn State -- the second mile.
And one would hope that and -- those connections he wouldn't reveal them before being appointed send us -- preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 7.
He faces as of now.
Child sexual assault those charges state -- at 1995.
Joining us now three of my favorite American voices radio talk show host -- Fontana.
Co-founder executive editor of real clear politics and author of the new book.
Election 2000 problem battle begins Tom Bevan and -- -- -- President of MMI public relations representing small business in this country good to -- you all with us.
I wanna turn first.
About the conflicts of interest that exist.
In happy valley Pennsylvania and in this and state scandal.
What are your reactions and to the -- development that at least a judge without connections has been.
Well that should have been from the beginning she should have recused yourself.
Immediately -- -- everybody -- the circumstances.
And for her to be involved with the the charity and knowing the connection between sandusky and agility.
It did not recuse himself.
Quite frankly is astonishing.
You know though I kind of think that by the time this is over.
This is gonna be far more a devastating than anybody realizes that when you recognize -- goes back to 95.
Not on the pretty common sense kind of start to think of myself.
That that you know they knew about this for a very very long time and I suspect that adamant that cover up there Tom -- Your thoughts on.
Iger -- and I think this is the tragic story and and we know where this is headed it's gonna have a sad ending.
And as as things continue to come out we're gonna find out that a lot of people knew a lot.
But didn't didn't do the right thing in didn't go to the authorities in this -- got away with something at some heinous crimes for very long time.
Franco Harris I almost said -- Franco Harris.
Is calling for in state to rehire Coach Paterno untrue and he obviously has a -- personal.
-- loyalty over the decades.
If that loyalty probably.
A metaphor for much of the loyalty that may have led to.
What ever decisions were made here or not taken.
On the part of the university in those at the highest levels of -- university.
What do you think Tom.
Well look -- my attitude is this this football program which -- built.
Is now tainted I think I think it should be torn of the ground and rebuild from scratch everybody was associated with a program should be.
Let go and they should really start I -- that's what will start the healing process that that doesn't happen if people are still there who were involved in this even tangentially.
RIA I think it's gonna be you know it's it's not gonna do justice to the university awarded the victims' families.
-- I -- -- this is like walking into the kitchen turning on the lights and watching all the cockroaches running.
This is un believable to me.
Everybody is trying to cover there -- there are trying to limit their liability they're getting lawyer.
This is absolutely criminal what's going on -- at the end of the day.
Nobody cares about what's happening to these kids all they care about how they're gonna protect the -- how to gonna protect this program.
This is just unbelievable and being PR let me play is something.
If you have a crisis PR situation tell it all.
You tell -- they asked can you tell the truth and nobody.
Nobody involved in this has done any of that this is just unbelievable to me.
I wanna I wanna point out something there we have set on this broadcast from the first moment we reported the story.
Where is the leadership and state where his leadership in the state of Pennsylvania.
-- the state senators or is the congressional delegations.
The governor was a former attorney general.
He is responsible directly for -- state university.
In there is such an absence -- leadership.
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