The Resident: Hero rejects commercialization of tragedy

Charles Ramsey is the Cleveland man who helped find three women and a child who had been kidnapped, raped, brutalized, and held captive for a decade. He became a national hero after a video of him recounting how he put down his Big Mac to help the women went viral. Then, entrepreneurs swooped in to capitalize on his sudden new-found, fame, but Ramsey had other plans. The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) takes a look at America’s tradition of commercializing tragic events.

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