December 11th, 2006
I've gotten lots of great feedback for this episode, which first ran earlier this season. It features a conversation with Chris Gardner and a visit to Glide Memorial Church. Gardner's raw memoir, The Pursuit of Happyness, is a great read -- and the man himself is a deeply compelling person to talk to. A movie of the same title, inspired by Gardner's experiences as a once-homeless single dad who achieved great success, is coming out in a few days. Will Smith plays Chris -- which, I guess, takes that fine actor out of the running to play me one day. I suppose we'll have to go with Paul Giamatti, or maybe Rhea Perlman under lots of prosthetics. ...
You can read my original blog posting about this episode here.
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