U. of Texas Scandal Shows Power of Media to Spotlight Lavish Nonprofit Spending

Robert Riggs deserves an apology and a thank you.

Mr. Riggs was a television journalist who put his career on the line in 2008 when he uncovered signs of wrongdoing by the much-revered veteran leader of one of Texas’s most powerful and prestigious nonprofit institutions.

Although he was widely denounced for raising questions about Kern Wildenthal, the longtime head of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Mr. Riggs has now been