News from Lori's Parents

9 November 2000

This is day 1,807 of Lori's wrongful incarceration in Perú.

In this update:

Media specialist blasts CBS "48 Hours" for biased presentation on Lori

Danny Schechter, an award-winning media specialist known as the "news dissector," has written a strong rebuke of the "48 Hours" program shown on CBS on October 19. His article, "Convicted By An Image," appears on and is a scathing critique of the biased presentation. Attached to the article are several important visual and audio links along with other printed links.

You also can link to the article "Convicted By An Image" from the home page of our website.

CBS has sent us a 47-page transcription of the full interview Peter Van Sant held with Lori on October 12. According to CBS, "this is copyrighted material belonging to CBS News; dissemination of any portion of it outside her defense in Peru is not authorized." CBS officials have told us that they are considering putting the entire transcription on their web site. We hope they do this. Having read this transcription, in our opinion CBS cut, spliced, edited, and juxtaposed Van Sant's questions and Lori's responses to create an "interview" far different from what actually took place.

Upcoming events for Lori -- save the dates

Monday November 13 is Lori's 31st birthday and Thursday November 30 marks five full years to the day Lori was taken off a public bus and arrested in downtown Lima. The following events are planned. More details will be posted on the home page of the website.

November 11 -- Burlington(VT)Birthday Bash

Contact Lea Wood at

November 11 -- Office of Americas 17th Anniversary Celebration -- Los Angeles CA

see website

November 13 -- New Jersey High Schools Support Lori

Contact Stephanie Kip at

November 30 -- Fifth Anniversary Commemoration "Wine & Cheese Reception" -- Washington DC

Contact Gail Taylor at

November 30 -- Fifth Anniversary Vigil -- Miami FL

Contact Colin Neiburger at

November 30 -- Women of Orange County Vigil -- Costa Mesa, CA

(details to be announced)

December 2 -- Book Party and Fifth Anniversary Commemoration -- New York City

(details to be announced)

Upcoming book discussions by Rhoda

November 13 -- TV -- CBS Early Show with Jane Clayson

7:30 a.m. (time tentative)

November 29 -- Discussion and Signing at Barnes & Noble -- Bethesda, MD

801 Bethesda Av.
7:30 p.m.

December 2 -- Book Party and Fifth Anniversary Commemoration -- New York City

(details to be announced)

December 5 -- Radio -- Discussion with Leonard Lopate on "New York and Company"

1:00 p.m.

December 5 -- Discussion and Signing at Barnes & Noble -- New York City

2289 Broadway
7:30 p.m.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson