July 2nd, 2012
10:36 PM ET

Paterno's role in Sandusky case examined

Purported emails between Penn State officials raise questions about Joe Paterno's influence in handling Jerry Sandusky’s sex abuse crimes in 2001. Susan Candiotti reports.

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November 16th, 2011
01:22 AM ET

Video: Penn State assistant coach speaks out

Anderson Cooper reports the new details in the investigation, including the school's exemption from releasing records.

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November 15th, 2011
12:25 AM ET

Video: Keeping Them Honest: What did Joe Paterno know in 1998?

Allegations against a former Penn State assistant football coach were first made in 1998. Did his boss know? Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.

Opinion: How Paterno can promote healing
November 14th, 2011
04:34 PM ET

Opinion: How Paterno can promote healing

Editor's note: Jeffrey W. Pollard is past president of the American Board of Counseling Psychology as well as the American Academy of Counseling Psychology. He has 33 years of higher education counseling service, including 29 as a campus counseling center director. He is the executive director of counseling and psychological services at George Mason University, where he is also a professor of psychology.

(CNN) - Victims of child sexual abuse woke up Thursday morning to television broadcasts of angry and violent Penn State students rioting because football coach Joe Paterno had been fired – effectively immediately.

Many of those abused were traumatized and victimized again, as they saw some people put the love of football above high and strict standards for protecting children.

The students' actions, past and future, will inhibit victims of child sexual abuse from coming forward to report their perpetrators. The fear, shame, contempt and loathing that many child sexual abuse victims face from perpetrators' defense attorneys and others, including skeptical or dismissive family members, are on display


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