Carol Costello Presents: Blind Rage

Carol Costello Presents: Blind Rage

In this podcast, journalist Carol Costello revisits the first big assignment she covered as a 22-year-old, novice reporter: Phyllis Cottles’ brutal attack. Psychologists call them “Triumphant Survivors,” but Phyllis Cottle was more than a survivor, she used this crime to better herself and the world around her.

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April 29, 2022 1 min

Psychologists call them “Triumphant Survivors,” but Phyllis Cottle was more than a survivor, she used her crime to better herself and the world around her. 

In 1984, Phyllis was kidnapped, raped, robbed, stabbed repeatedly in both eyes and left to die in a burning car. Detectives called her a “living homicide victim” because she was blinded in the attack and could not identify her rapist, but Phyllis was no victim. Throughout her ho...

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