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It started with a story in the Indianapolis Star about executives at USA Gymnastics failing to forward allegations of sexual abuse against young gymnasts to law enforcement.

That led to first one, then two, then a dozen and now hundreds to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years of jail last year.

The gymnastics' group's former CEO and a former trainer have also been arrested on separate charges. Facing dozens of lawsuits, USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in December. The fallout also hit Michigan State University, where Nassar worked in the College of Osteophathic Medicine. 

On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look behind the scenes of the Star's investigation of USA Gymnastics with reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski


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Global Journalist

We talk to acclaimed photographer Eugene Richards about his work, and receiving a 2014 Missouri Honor Medal.

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We talk to Audie Cornish, recipient of a 2014 Missouri Honor Medal, about her work at NPR and the future of radio.

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Global Journalist

  We speak to Byron "Barney" Calame, a recipient of the 2014 Missouri Honor Medal, about his career at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Joining us is Paul Steiger, the founder of ProPublica, and the former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal.

For more than two decades, Aye Aye Win has provided the world with an inside glimpse into life in Myanmar, filing stories for the Associated Press in the country formerly known as Burma. In that time, she’s covered protests, natural disasters, and the rapid push towards democracy in recent years.