Pardonpalooza & #MeToo (with Ronan Farrow)

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Published Feb 20, 2020, 9:00 AM

On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Pardonpalooza & #MeToo,” Preet and Anne Milgram, his CAFE Insider podcast co-host, answer your questions about the numerous pardons and sentence commutations issued by the White House this week.

The guest this week is Ronan Farrow, author of Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators and the host of the accompanying “The Catch and Kill Podcast.” Both works recount Farrow’s difficult journey to publishing game-changing sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Farrow is currently working with HBO on a documentary about the threats journalists face around the world.

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  • Office of the Pardon Attorney
  • Derrick Bryson Taylor, Heather Murphy, and Mariel Padilla, "A Complete List of Trump’s Pardons and Commutations," NYT, 2/18/20
  • "U.S. attorney launches criminal probe of Rich pardon," CNN, 2/14/01



  • Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Little, Brown, and Company, 2019
  • Ronan Farrow, “The Catch and Kill Podcast,” Pineapple Street Media, 2019-2020
  • Kara Scannell and Mark Morales, “National Enquirer company chief David Pecker talking with New York prosecutors,” CNN, 11/25/2019
  • Rachel Maddow, “NBCUniversal Offers NDA Releases Over Harassment Claim Concerns,” MSNBC, 10/26/2019
  • Jeff Bezos, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker,” Medium, 2/7/2019
  • Sarah Ellison and Paul Farhi, “Publisher of the National Enquirer admits to hush money payments made on Trump’s behalf,” Washington Post, 12/12/2018
  • Joe Palazzolo, Michael Rothfeld, and Lukas I. Alpert, “National Enquirer Shieldd Donald Trump From Playboy Model’s Affair Allegation,” WSJ, 11/4/2016
  • Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O’Connell, and Russel Adams, “How Tiger Woods Protected His Image,” WSJ, 12/18/2009
  • Anna Louise Bardach, “The Hush-Hush Deal that Made Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor,” LA Magazine, 9/1/2004


  • Ronan Farrow, “The Black Cube Chronicles,” The New Yorker, Parts I, II, and III, 10/9/2019
  • Ronan Farrow, “How an Élite University Research Center Concealed its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein,” The New Yorker, 9/7/2019
  • Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, “A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress,” The New Yorker, 9/14/2018
  • Ronan Farrow, “Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct,” The New Yorker, 7/27/2018
  • Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, “Four Woman Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse,” The New Yorker, 5/7/2018
  • Ronan Farrow, “The National Enquirer, A Trump Rumor, and Another Secret Payment to Buy Silence,” The New Yorker, 4/12/2018
  • Ronan Farrow, “Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity,” The New Yorker, 2/16/2018
  • Ronan Farrow, “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies,” The New Yorker, 11/6/2017
  • Ronan Farrow, “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories,” The New Yorker, 10/10/2017


  • Ronan Farrow, Tweet on Jurors, Twitter, 1/9/2020
  • Michael Levenson, “Who’s Who in the Harvey Weinstein Trial,” New York Times, 2/19/2020
  • Jeremy Barr, “Why the Weinstein Trial Jurors are Deliberating Slowly,” The Hollywood Reporter, 2/19/2020
  • Alyssa Rosenberg, “Harvey Weinstein is on trial. But #MeToo is in danger,” Washington Post, 2/18/2020
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