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BROKEN CORD: Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris
In this program with Bill Moyers, authors Louise Erdrich and the late Michael Dorris explain how traditions of spirit and memory weave through the lives of many Native Americans and how alcoholism and despair have shattered so many lives. The devastating effect of fetal alcohol syndrome on their adopted son and on the Native community as a whole is also discussed. The issues discussed in the program are underscored by the tragedy of Dorris's untimely death.