May 9, 2014
Stories of people coming to terms with being in serious trouble. They need help. Figuring out how to get it, that's another problem.
Correction: In the original broadcast of this episode, Act Two contained a factual error. Former Sen. Alan Simpson originally said in this story that Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas watched pornographic movies together. During the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill testified that Thomas described scenes from pornographic movies to her. They did not watch pornography together. We have cut Senator Simpson's incorrect statement from the story and removed it from the transcript.
- Ira finds out more about what Eric and Charlotte Kaufman’s sailing trip was meant to be, how prepared they were for such an extensive trip, and exactly what went wrong on their sailboat that led to the dramatic rescue for which they were so roundly criticized. (14 minutes)
Charlotte and her daughter Cora in their boat. (Click image to enlarge.)