The programming committee of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center was unaware of Yarrow's arrest.
Yarrow pointed out that he understands why some are questioning his performance. “It’s a sign of the times,” he noted. “I fully understand with (Jerry) Sandusky and with the Catholic Church, but it is shocking to see that this kind of real criminal behavior has been perpetrated against our children. And in my case, I made a mistake in an era in which unfortunately it was very common for us to be surrounded with inappropriate attention from young girls, and I have very frequently expressed not only my real sorrow and apology for having done this because it was absolutely wrong, but I also went to jail for two-and-a-half months and I was given a pardon by President Carter. There’s a certain point in which you say, ‘I have paid my debt to society, I have lived what I hope is a very caring, productive life, I am deeply devoted to making the world a better place in a multitude of ways,' and at a certain point there might be a time when people can say, ‘thank you for doing the work and continue it.’”Yarrow made no reference to the role that he played a major Democratic party fundraiser, the last- minute nature of his pardon or the manner in which his application freakishly flew through the federal bureaucracy, skipping line, in front of hundreds of other applicants. See full news story here.
See our own coverage of the Peter Yarrow case (and pardon) here.