PBS NewsHour

A writer finds the words to express love for her dying dad

Clip: 03/09/2017 | 3m

Kelly Corrigan’s dad always used to tell her she was going to write the “great American novel.” At age 36, she was diagnosed with cancer, and soon after, her father got the same bad news. The prognosis unleashed a panic in her, which she unleashed through her writing. Corrigan, a New York Times bestselling author, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on the power of words.

Aired: 03/09/17

Rating: NR

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