1-16-12: The Body is Going Out
A full transcript of this conversation is available here.
For almost a year now, Tom Hall has been speaking every couple of weeks with the writer and journalist Dudley Clendinen, a former national correspondent and editorial writer for the New York Times and the author of four books. In November of 2010, Dudley was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Dudley used to come to the studio, but in early December, Tom went to visit him in his home. Dudley is becoming much harder to understand, so sometimes Tom provides additional clarification.
In this conversation, Dudley talks about how his thinking about the disease is changing now that is body is really becoming frail–or, as he says, that it’s “giving out.”
You can listen to all of our conversations with Dudley Clendinen at this link.