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Study: Halloween Treat-Tampering Overblown

The paranoia surrounding tampered Halloween treats has been around longer than candy corn. But a recent media study of reports of children dying from poisoned Halloween candy found that none were genuine. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with University of Delaware professor Joel Best.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.