By Chance

March 26, 2006
(was 01.02.2005)

Why do bad things happen to good people? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll explore the question: a random act of chance? God's will? Or, as Bob Dylan put it, "a simple twist of fate"?

  1. Kemp Powers on "The Shooting"

    When Kemp Powers was a boy, he and his best friend were playing with a gun. There was an accident.  Powers talks with Anne Strainchamps about the shooting and its effect on his life.

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  2. Amir Aczel on "Chance"

    Amir Aczel tells Jim Fleming that your odds on a coin toss are always 50/50, no matter how many times you do it.

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  3. Roy Kaplan on "Lottery Winners"

    Roy Kaplan tells Steve Paulson what really happens to those people who hit the lottery.

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  4. Brian Turtle on "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon"

    Brian Turtle tells Steve Paulson how he came up with the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" and plays a few rounds with Steve.

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  5. Amy Tan on "The Opposite of Fate"

    Amy Tan tells Anne Strainchamps about her family history and her mother's belief in fate and the power of their Chinese ancestors.

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