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Oliver Sacks has an unusual problem. He can't recognize other people's faces. In this hour of To the Best of Our knowledge, the many ways of seeing the world.
Sacks had a particular fascination with the ways our brains can play tricks on our vision. He also reveals his own lifelong struggle to recognize the faces of other people.
Susan Krieger not completely blind, but her vision is bad enough to make her legally blind. She recently got a guide dog, Teela, who is now her constant companion.
Ken Nordine recites his word poem "yellow".
David Eagleman is a neurologist and the co-author of the book "Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia."
Chuck Close, a painter famous for his huge canvases and his uncanny ability to portray his subjects with almost photographic realism. He has a neurological condition that prevents him from recognizing people's faces.
It used to be that comics were just for kids. Today, we call them "graphic novels," and they're one of the fastest growing forms of American literature.
Cartoonist Jules Feiffer started on his path to fame in the 1950s with a cartoon strip for "The Village Voice" that eventually won him a Pulitzer Prize.
Not all illustrators agree on what to call graphic novels or when the first one appeared, but most agree that the man who brought them into the mainstream was Will Eisner.
Denis Kitchen founded Kitchen Sink Press in 1969, and he was the publisher who brought Eisner's work to the public.
Robert Crumb and Sophie Crumb tell Steve Paulson about her development and work.
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