Statewide: A Basketball Team And A Deadly Plane Crash; Amanda Knox On The Criminal Justice Process
It was a foggy, rainy night December 13, 1977. The University of Evansville's men's basketball team boarded a planed, heading for an away game. But soon after takeoff, the plane crashed killing all 29 people aboard. We'll hear from those on the scene and a documentary about that tragic event.
We'll also listen to a nurse, who explains the difficulty of doing her job in a pandemic.
And Amanda Knox, who was exonerated after her wrongful conviction in a high profile murder case, talks with us about her experience and concerns about prosecutors, the court system and the media.
Those stories and more on this week's Statewide.
* Hannah Meisel interviews Amanda Knox, who was exonerated after being convicted and imprisoned for the death of her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. Knox is now a journalist and she is appearing this week at a virtual benefit for the Illinois Innocence Project.
* We hear from Mary Dial, a nurse at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, about what it has been like to work through the pandemic and the stress it has placed on healthcare employees.
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