Usually, when a news outlet makes a mistake there is a little snippet buried in the corner of a back page of the paper, at the end of the newscast or just before a break.
But This American Life is devoting an entire show to pointing out the errors in one of its most popular pieces. "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory" which aired in January of 2012.
Why is TAL doing this? Because public radio adheres to a higher standard. A standard that we insist upon ourselves and our listeners demand.
This reminds me of something my mother used to say to us growing up: the right thing is rarely the easiest thing. She was right and I am proud to say that public radio follows that path as well.
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