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Le Anne Schreiber Discusses her Mother's Illness and Death.

Writer Le Anne Schreiber. A successful journalist at the New York Times, and their first woman sports editor, Schreiber left her career at the Times to go live in rural upstate New York. Then she found out her mother had cancer and was given only a few months to live. Schreiber kept a journal during the period of her mother's illness until she died. This journal served as the basis for Schreiber's memoir about her mother's death, "Midstream: The Story of a Mother's Death and a Daughter's Renewal."

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Other segments from the episode on January 29, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 29, 1990: Interview with E. L. Doctorow; Review of Mel Lewis's albums "The Definitive Thad Jones, Vol. 1" and "The Lost Art"; Interview with Le Anne Schreiber;…

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