The Reminiscences of Peter Kerr

The Transcript

Biography: Peter Kerr is a former New York Times reporter who covered the “drug beat” in the 1980s. Later, he was Vice President of Public Affairs at Phoenix House. 

Keywords: Phoenix House; The New York Times; New York City; crack epidemic; 1980s; journalism; substance abuse; communications; University of California, Berkeley; Columbia Journalism School; Abe Rosenthal; Bob Stutman; Drug Enforcement Administration; Joe Biden; Ronald Reagan; John Vliet Lindsay; urban poverty; Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986; Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988; incarceration; therapeutic community; branding; public affairs; sources; experts