11-25-11: National Day of Listening
This segment originally aired on November 24, 2008.
If you are a frequent listener to Morning Edition, chances are good that StoryCorps has at least once brought you up short, maybe drawn a few tears. Today, StoryCorps is asking people to devote part of a day to the idea at the heart of StoryCorps—that listening to and learning from the people around us is essential, precious and often overlooked.
We also hear a conversation recorded in a StoryCorps booth in Baltimore a few years ago between Molly Talbott Smith and her cousin Catherine Talbott about their visit to the U.S. Capitol to see President John F. Kennedy’s body lying in state.
Sadly, Catherine Talbott passed away not long after we originally aired the conversation. Today we’ll also hear a letter her sister Priscilla Lewis wrote us after the original broadcast.