Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TV Alert - Elizabeth Loftus on 60 Minutes

Set your VCRs, DVRs or computers for the March 8th showing of "60 Minutes".

In her keynote address at the Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology (MISTOP) last Friday, Elizabeth Loftus detailed how this Sunday's show will contain a segment on memory and eye witness testimony. From her description it sounds to be very interesting.

The 60 Minutes website describes the segment as "Lesley Stahl reports on flaws in eyewitness testimony that are at the heart of the DNA exonerations of falsely convicted people like Ronald Cotton, who has forgiven his accuser, Jennifer Thompson. (This is a double-length segment.)"

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