Back in my Chicago days, I was a rookie producer for a television show that became “Oprah.” It was the experience of a lifetime.

A recent, remarkable piece by Wisconsin State Journal investigative reporter Kelly Meyerhofer reminded me of that era. Meyerhofer detailed staff abuse by a tenured University of Wisconsin–Madison professor. It is the second case of its kind in the last few years at UW–Madison, and part of a series by Meyerhofer.