Actress Heather Donahue hit the bottom in Hollywood. She was getting dead-end roles, nothing like her big hit, The Blair Witch Project, in l999. She moved to rural California and began to grow marijuana and then decided to write about it.
In an economic crisis, museums are among the first institutions to lose their financial foothold. But the Mark Twain House and Museum has managed to keep afloat during one of Wall Street's gloomiest periods in history - even though it was once in deep financial distress.Also in this episode, a story from our series of "Tough Jobs." Today, a senior prosecutor.
The writer Harry Bernstein died on June 3 - he was 101 years old. He was first on The Story four years ago. Producer Cori Princell tells the story of what she and Harry talked about after the recorder was turned off.
Ernie LaPointe is the great-grandson of the Lakota leader Sitting Bull, who defeated General Custer at the battle of Little Big Horn. Yet Ernie's mother used to say that he should never tell anyone he was Sitting Bull's descendant - so he kept it a secret for much of his life. When a nonprofit organization proposed making a tourist attraction at Sitting Bull's grave site, Ernie decided to make his lineage known. Also on the show: a film chronicles the story of Le Cirque - a glittering landmark in the New York restaurant scene.