The Whole Truth

June 18, 2017
(was 09.11.2016)

One of the biggest challenges a journalist can face is reporting a story when your connection to your source is compromised. They won't talk, or they can't talk, or it's your own father. Can anyone ever uncover the truth, the whole truth, about another person?

  1. Getting to Know Your Father As a Woman

    Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She's the author of the feminist classic, "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women," and a book about American manhood called "Stiffed." Now she's back with her most personal story -- about her struggle to deal with her father's unexpected revelation.

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  2. Getting Inside the Mind of Patty Hearst

    Jeffrey Toobin talks about how he got inside the mind of Patty Hearst in order to try to figure out whether she was brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army during her 1974 kidnapping or if she joined their cause of her own free will.

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  3. Rodney Ascher Recommends "Patty Hearst"

    Film director Rodney Ascher recommends Paul Schrader's 1988 movie, "Patty Hearst."

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  4. Did Joe Gould Really Write "The Oral History of Our Time"?

    Historian Jill Lepore talks about her restless search for the long-lost manuscript, "The Oral History of Our Time."  It ran some nine million words and was supposedly the work of a madman named Joe Gould, who believed he was the 20th century's most brilliant historian.

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