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INDEPENDENT LENS | The Witness | Trailer | PBS

On March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was repeatedly stabbed on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens. Soon after, The New York Times published a front-page story asserting that 38 witnesses watched her being murdered from their apartment windows — and did nothing to help. The Witness follows the efforts of Kitty’s brother, Bill Genovese, as he launches his own investigation into his sister’s life and death. In the process, he makes startling discoveries about the crime that transformed his life, condemned a city, and defined an era.

Premiering Monday, January 23, 2017. Check local listings:

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