Season 1 – Episode 28
ABC16 Broadcast on Sunday, August 28, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, September 1, 2016.
Award-winning journalist Coy Barefoot hosts an exclusive, extended conversation with Charlottesville-based attorney Steven Rosenfield, whose client, Jens Soering recently appealed directly to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for clemency. His case is now under review. Convicted for the 1985 double murder of his girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom’s parents near Lynchburg, Soering has been in prison for over 30 years. DNA research and legal experts have lately called his conviction into question. Rosenfield explains the case and the highly circumstantial evidence on which the conviction was based. A new documentary, “The Promise,” which suggests Soering is innocent, is due to be released in America this fall.
The Center for Media and Citizenship, in cooperation with Gray Television’s Newsplex of Charlottesville, proudly produces The Coy Barefoot Program. The show is broadcast each Sunday morning at 10am on ABC16 in Charlottesville and on Thursday evenings at 9pm on WVPT-PBS. Hosted by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Coy Barefoot, the program offers exclusive, extended conversations exploring the news, issues and ideas in Charlottesville and beyond. The show’s Executive Producers are Coy Barefoot and Siva Vaidhyanathan. You can watch the Sunday morning premiere each week live online at this link.