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3/21/12: The Truth of a Matter

Mike Daisey, Image by Broken Window/Creative Commons via flickr

By Doug Fabrizio

3/21/12: The Truth of a Matter

Salt Lake City, Utah – In January, This American Life aired an episode about deplorable conditions in Chinese factories where Apple products are made, using the work of monologist Mike Daisey to tell the story. It turns out that some of Daisey's anecdotes weren't true though and This American Life has retracted the program. Daisey stands by his writing, saying it's not a lie, it's art. Wednesday, we're talking about facts, fictionalization and truth and where it is and is not acceptable to blur the boundaries.

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