The Full Paterno Story


Don Van Notta reveals the nasty politics that surrounded the Sandusky scandal – including the details of current PA Governor Thomas W. Corbett's failure to prosecute Sandusky when he was Attorney General:

The untold story, though, is about bare-knuckle Pennsylvania politics, old grudges and perceived slights. It involves a stagnated child sexual abuse investigation that, to some, took a backseat to higher-profile cases and a gubernatorial campaign. It involves a head football coach who knew too little and, still, failed to do enough. It includes a passive school board of trustees that for months ignored a lurking controversy and then, under pressure to preserve Penn State's reputation, quickly fired its legendary coach without ever talking with him. Through it all, the central character was Corbett. 

(Photo: Penn State Board of Trustees member Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett listens the board holds an open public meeting in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at the Nittany Lion Inn, November 11, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. By Patrick Smith/Getty Images.)