- Preview of the interview available at www.tvo.org/allangregg
TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Conrad Black discusses his time as an
inmate in the U.S. prison system and his new memoir in an interview
airing Friday, September 16 at 10 pm ET on TVO's Allan Gregg in Conversation.
The former newspaper magnate, who spent 29 months in a Florida prison on
fraud charges, gave the interview days before he returned to prison on
September 6 to serve the remaining months of his sentence.
In the interview, Black shares what his daily life in prison was like,
what he'll do and where he'll live when he gets out, and shares his
opinions on what he sees as a corrupt U.S. justice system.
Of his remaining sentence, Black says he is unenthused, but
unintimidated: "It's an outrage, but in one sense… the greater the
palpable and demonstrable injustice with which I am treated, the easier
it is to make my case and possibly be of some use in alleviating the
problems of others who otherwise would be as vulnerable to this or more
than I have been."
Black's new memoir A Matter of Principle is released this week. In it, Black describes the legal battle that
began in 2004 when he was accused of fraud and his subsequent trial,
imprisonment and appeal.
A preview of the interview and web-exclusive excerpts can be seen in the
at tvo.org/allagregg. Click on the Allan Gregg Videos link to view the preview and previous
episodes. Following the television broadcast September 16, the full
interview will also be available for viewing at tvo.org.
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