PBS Guilty — of Recycling Title 'Presumed Guilty'

Tonight at 10:30 , local PBS affiliate KQED airs Presumed Guilty, the highly acclaimed documentary by U.C. Berkeley lawyers Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete. The two naif filmmakers shined a light on the fate of Tono Zuniga, who was railroaded into a hefty sentence for a murder he didn't commit.

The filmmakers are to be commended. PBS, however is to be chastised for choosing the name Presumed Guilty. On top of playing off a cliched phrase, local viewers may recall that PBS earlier ran a documentary about San Francisco's public defenders called … yes, Presumed Guilty.

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