VIDEO: Host Steve Paikin; Brenda Waudby; Steve Paikin; Steve Paiken interviews Brenda Waudby and John Chipman, author of the recently released 'Death in the family' on TVO's The Agenda; 30 minutes; (Excellent insightful interviews. Very moving. HL);
GIST: "Zealotry. Incompetence. Wrongful convictions. Hardly the words one would want to use to describe the goings-on of the Chief Coroner's Office. And yet, that's exactly how to describe the egregious actions of pathologist Dr. Charles Smith. Lives were destroyed by his investigations. Parents were wrongfully accused of murder in their children's deaths and wrongfully imprisoned. Families were torn apart. Journalist John Chipman spent four years investigating the cases, resulting in his book, "Death in the Family." He joins The Agenda, along with Brenda Waudby, who was erroneously charged with second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of her daughter Jenna."
The entire episode can be found at the link below:
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at: http://www.thestar.com/topic/