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The Witness

Season 18 Episode 6 | 1h 26m 16s

After Kitty Genovese was repeatedly attacked on a street in Queens, New York in 1964, The New York Times published a front-page story asserting that 38 witnesses watched her murder from their apartment windows and did nothing to help. Genovese's death quickly became a symbol of urban apathy. The Witness follows the efforts of her brother Bill as he uncovers the truth buried beneath the story.

Aired: 01/23/17

Expired: 01/03/19

Rating: NR

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