Louis William Conradt Jr.’s name will be known to journalism students forevermore. It took his suicide to end the run of the worst program ever broadcast on television. Good for his sister, Patricia Conradt, for fighting the good fight, though the money will be cold comfort. And good for Luke Dittrich, who wrote a brilliant story in Esquire, “Tonight on Dateline This Man Will Die,” which showed us all what really happened.
Update: As a commenter points out, the terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed. The original headline of this post read “NBC Settles To Catch a Predator Suit for $105 Million.” The sister sued for that much; what she got is likely something less.