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Our system of justice rests on a simple proposition: Witnesses will raise their hands and tell the truth. But not all do, says journalist James Stewart—and their lies have led to a perjury epidemic undermining the foundation of our courts. Stewart, author of Tangled Webs, investigates high-profile trials (Martha Stewart, Barry Bonds, Bernard Madoff) to show how perjury is symptomatic of a broader ethical breakdown—and to reaffirm the importance of truth. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.
Stewart’s Columbia University bio