March 27, 1998

Throwing the First Punch

Stories about what it means to be a person who throws the first punch, and how hard it is to give up.


Pierre, a ten year old who boxes in an amateur team on Chicago's south side, and what Muhammad Ali had to do to psych up to win a fight. (3 minutes)
Act Three

Hard Work

Frankie Cruz Junior takes on all contenders at a nightclub in Chicago, and nearly always wins. It's a terrible job that pays badly and has no insurance or other benefits. Why he stays at it. Julie Snyder reports. (14 minutes)