Journalist Tom Nugent, author of our headlined story, “‘Sister Cathy’ murder cold case warms up,” appears as himself in the Netflix documentary series, “The Keepers.” Over seven gripping episodes, the story of murder and alleged child sexual abuse unfolds with Nugent providing narration. The documentary, which some call addictive, has an impressive 96% favorable rating at the film review website Rotten Tomatoes.
In a review for Entertainment, Jeff Jensen writes “…The Keepers puts faces to concepts like patriarchy and male privilege that many still deny . . .Nugent’s mission statement is a challenge to all of us to care more, probe deeper: ‘There’s an on the record public story of what happened to Sister Cathy and there’s the world beneath that was actually being lived, and to get at that mystery is our greatest journalistic responsibility.’”
Henry Thoreau famously wrote, “It takes two to speak the truth: One to speak and one to hear.” But, unless we personally know the truthteller, it takes three to tell the truth: One to speak, one to publish and one to hear. Thus, investigative journalists like Tom Nugent are a critical link between whistleblowers and the public.