William Cohan: "The Price Of Silence"

The Duke University Blue Devils huddle before the game against the Cornell University Big Red during a semifinal game of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field on May 25, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Duke won 16-14.   -  Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

The Duke University Blue Devils huddle before the game against the Cornell University Big Red during a semifinal game of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field on May 25, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Duke won 16-14.

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William Cohan: "The Price Of Silence"

Author and investigative reporter William Cohan joins Diane to talk about his new book, "The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities."

Eight years ago, the campus of Duke University was engulfed in scandal. A black woman, who was not a Duke student, accused three white members of the lacrosse team of sexually assaulting her. The story brought to the fore the thorny issues of race, class and gender, and a media firestorm ensued. But it didn’t stop there—the scandal involved prosecutorial misconduct and a divisive debate on campus over the culture at Duke. In his new book, “The Price of Silence”, journalist and Duke alumnus William Cohan re-examines the complex events of the case. And he asks what it says about the power of sports at our nation’s colleges and universities.

Guests

William Cohan

contributing editor at Vanity Fair, opinion columnist for Bloomberg View, former investment banker and author of "The Price of Silence" and "Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World."

Read An Excerpt

Excerpted from THE PRICE OF SILENCE: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities by William Cohan, published on April 8, 2014 by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Printed with permission.

The Price of Silence

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