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Vox Premieres New Video Series “False Positive” on YouTube

Three part series explores the wrongful conviction, and eventual exoneration, of Robert Lee Stinson for a murder he didn’t commit

Today Vox, the news network from Vox Media, is excited to premiere its first long-form narrative explainer video series on YouTube – False Positive. The 30-minute documentary is split into three episodes and created, produced, directed and narrated by Vox Senior Producer Joss Fong, focusing on the wrongful conviction and exoneration of Robert Lee Stinson.

You can watch the first episode, The Murder: How One Man’s Teeth Made Him A Suspect, on Vox’s YouTube channel today. The second and third episodes will be available on January 30th and February 6th.

Stinson spent 23 years in a Wisconsin prison for a murder he didn’t commit after forensic odontologists incorrectly testified that his teeth matched bite marks found on the body of the victim. Vox’s video series looks at the structural and cultural factors that have made the U.S. criminal justice system susceptible to unreliable forensic science, and that continue to impede progress toward more reliable methods today.

“We’re very excited to offer our viewers an episodic longer-form series,” said Joss Fong, Senior Producer, Vox Video. “Stinson’s case was particularly compelling as it takes us on a journey and offers a detailed lens into the norms and structures that enable bad science in our criminal justice system.”

The premiere episode of False Positive examines the horrific crime and the police investigation that led to Stinson’s arrest, while episodes two and three explore Stinson’s trial and dig into the DNA findings that led to his exoneration, respectively.

To go even deeper into the series, become a member of the Vox Video Lab, for exclusive access to a live Q&A following the premiere of the final episode on February 6, and additional behind-the-scenes details on the series, with Joss Fong.

Vox’s Emmy-nominated video team explains the news and the world around you. By making complex topics easier to understand, Vox candidly shepherds audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science and everything else that matters. Vox’s YouTube channel reaches over 5 million subscribers. Vox recently launched the Vox Video Lab, its first membership program on YouTube.