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 2014 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.
- Producer Chana Joffe-Walt talks to her 13 year old sister Maya about Maya’s most important friendship to date. In fact, it’s her first real friendship. Chana’s mom and partner — Maya’s parents — have always known that their daughter wasn’t your average girl. But they weren’t worried about that. They were worried that Maya should have a friend. And now that she’s found one, the only question is, for how long? (18 minutes)
Charlotte and her daughter Cora in their boat. (Click image to enlarge.)