This American Life

Season 1 Episode 2

My Way

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 29, 2007 on Showtime
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Show Theme: An examination of what it means to be stubborn, and its positive and negative effects on one's life.

Prologue: Larry Wegielski was happily married to his wife Ve-Ve for 50 years. During that time they never left each other’s side. When his wife passes away, Larry is not willing to let his wife go, so he comes up with a plan for them to stay together.

Act 1: Unlike his friends, Joe (14) does not want to go through the craziness of love, and all the flirting, dating, and heartbreak that goes with it. As a result, Joe comes up with a simple plan… Not to fall in love. Ever.

Act 2: And Nothing But The Truth. Nazanin Rafsanjani does a story about Brad Blanton and his philosophy of “Radical Honesty.” A theory that seemed out of place when he left his practice, and ran for U.S. Congress.

Act 3: Still Life. Marcus Halevi is a photographer who has taken images of injustice all over the world. However, it is a set of photos taken here in the United States that he finds the most haunting.moreless

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