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Owen Eagan on True Crime, Mass Media: WGBH

Communication Studies Senior Lecturer Owen Eagan contributed to a piece regarding the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal as it is hitting TV and movies, in a segment that aired on WGBH’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Lifetime produced a movie titled “The College Admissions Scandal” within a year after the scandal broke in early 2019, and CBS’ show Bull featured an episode in January with a similar theme. On “Varsity Blues”:

It includes celebrity, wealth, power, class. But at the heart of the story, it’s really about privilege.

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