10/10/2012 02:30 pm ET

'Central Park Five' Prompts NYC To Subpoena Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, And David MacMahon

By Kevin Baker

It's not every day that you pick up the newspaper and read that three of your friends have been subpoenaed--assuming, that is, that you don't work for an international bank, the mafia, or the New York State Assembly.

The friends in question are the documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, his daughter, the author and filmmaker Sarah Burns, and Sarah's husband, David McMahon, who has worked with Ken for the last 14 years. I first met and worked with them all when I consulted on the updated version of Ken Burns's Baseball series and wrote a new chapter for the accompanying book.

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