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It's Never Too Late To Say You're Sorry


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. It's never too late to say you're sorry. More than 50 years ago, in 1962, Grove City College fired Larry Gara from his teaching job. They said he was a communist and a bad teacher. Decades later, a researcher found Gara's case and persuaded the college to apologize. He was actually a pacifist who'd gone to jail for refusing to register for the draft. Gara says he never expected this apology, which finally arrived for him at age 93. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Corrected: October 28, 2015 at 9:00 PM PDT
A previous version of this story's headline and teaser reflected the wrong story.
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.