The summer before his junior year in high school, Inney Prakash convinced his parents to let him move to another state for an internship with a writer he revered. The internship showed Inney the downside of celebrity and taught him quite a bit about himself.
Juan Hairston had a stroke when she was in her thirties that damaged her ability to speak. She's made a lot of progress, but 6 years later, she still has trouble finding and saying certain words, mainly nouns. But Juan's story is about more than recovery and regaining the ability to speak. It's also about finding love.
Parents of autistic children often hear they have only a limited window of opportunity to act before their children could be "lost to autism." Dave Spicer didn't learn he was autistic until he was forty-six.
Dave's son, Andrew, was tested and diagnosed as autistic. It was during Andrew's testing that Dave found the similarities of his son's condition and his own experiences to be uncannily similar.
Over the course of 13 years, Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson filmed their son’s progress through the elite New York City prep school called Dalton. As an African-American family in a predominantly white school, the years were challenging for everyone, as seen in the family’s documentary American Promise.
Shigeko Sasamori was 13 years old on August 6, 1945. At 8:15 AM she was working with her junior high classmates clearing the streets of Hiroshima, Japan. She looked up into the clear blue sky when she heard a plane flying overhead and saw something white dropping to the earth. Shigeko was less than a mile from the center of the explosion caused by the world's first atomic bomb. Somehow, Shigeko survived. Also in this episode: photographer David Spear.
A sound portrait of the "Angola Rodeo," a day when prisoners at the Angola state penitentiary put on a rodeo with all the "fixings" of a carnival midway. Produced by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva of the Kitchen Sisters.