207: Special Ed

207: Special Ed

Mar 8, 2002
Stories about people who were told that they're different. Some of them were comfortable with it. Some didn't understand it. And some understood, but didn't like it.
  • Ira interviews three of the people involved in making the documentary How's Your News?, about a team of developmentally disabled people who travel across the country doing man-on-the-street interviews. He talks to two of the developmentally disabled reporters, Susan Harrington and Joe Simon, and to the film's non-disabled director, Arthur Bradford. Songs are sung. Funny, endearing clips from the film are played. In 2009, How's Your News became a TV series on MTV. In 2010, Ron Simonsen passed away after a long battle with Leukemia. Before he died, Ronnie realized his dream of meeting — and befriending — actor Chad Everett. (19 minutes) Film/Film MakingIraqJournalism
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    • "The Grand Canyon", Susan Harrington

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Susan Harrington, one of the reporters featured in the documentary How's Your News?

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