1-30-12: I Wouldn’t Have Missed It
[audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-1002107.mp3] 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 for the past few conversations, Tom has gone to visit him in his home. Dudley is becoming much harder to understand, so sometimes Tom provides additional clarification.
In this final conversation in the series, Dudley talks about what the interviews have meant to him, and his thoughts on the past–he says, to quote Ogden Nash, he “wouldn’t have missed it.”
You can listen to all of our conversations with Dudley Clendinen at this link.