Lara Logan is a reporter for "60 Minutes." She was reporting from Tahrir Square in Cairo when Mubarak announced he would step down. In the ensuing chaos, she was separated from her camera crew and sexually assaulted by a group of men.
The news coverage of her assault has been, well, problematic. The news stories tend to take the angle "Muslims are terrible" or "Rape is sexy/she deserved it."
If you're improvising small talk in Act I, it might be fun to get really, really racist and sexist.
Read up on the coverage here.