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For Mothers' Day, It's the Thought that Counts

The holiday has been a perpetual cause of stress for children since it was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Guest commentator Ilene Segalove reflects on the anxiety she felt over the years deciding on the perfect gift for her own mother, only to realize that something simple, homemade, and from the heart was best.

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Other segments from the episode on May 10, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 10, 1989: Interview with Joyce Johnson; Review of two albums of Gilbert and Sullivan's music; Interview with David Shields; Commentary on Mother's Day.

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