Improvisation sur les Folies d'Espagne (Marin Marais)
Troisieme Lecon de Tenebres a 2 voix (M-C. Kiehr and M. Figueras)
Selections from 'Home To Oblivion' (Christopher O'Riley)
Waltz for Ruth (Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden)
Spiritual (Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden)
January 25, 2009 (was 02.24.2008)
The celebrated writer Susan Sontag died a few years ago from a brutal form of blood cancer. She fought her illness to the end and didn't want anyone - including her son - to tell her she was dying. Now that son, David Rieff, has written a memoir of his mother's death. And he tackles a difficult question is there really such a thing as a "good death." In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk about life's final chapter.
David Rieff has written a sobering account of his mother's last days. It's called "Swimming in a Sea of Death," and tells how he tried to do the right thing by his mother - Susan Sontag - while also being true to himself.
Former TTBOOK producer and interviewer Judith Strasser was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2005. Last summer, a tumor in her lungs attacked the nerve which controls the larynx, making it difficult, but not impossible, for her to speak.