Note: There are 40 seconds of black before the program begins.
0:41 “Wanda and Lilli” by Tom Weinberg and Doug Sawyer. To introduce the piece, a group of young girls talk about friendship. Then, over lunch at the Walnut Room at Marshall Fields, Wanda McLenighan and Lillian Bender reminisce a little and talk about how they met and how their friendship has developed through almost 80 years. Wanda talks about the problem she faces with aging, “I just feel so inadequate. I was so independent. I could do anything really, but I can’t now.” Lilli gives some hard advice: “So, just accept it.”
5:13 Segment on Mark Fidrych from “Once A Star” by Tom Weinberg and Thea Flaum. Ex-Tigers pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych talks about his quirky habits, his career, and the injury that ended it.
12:08 Clip from “A View From the Bleachers With Bill Veeck” by Tom Weinberg, Judy Shoemaker and Bill Veeck. Veeck talks about his sports heroes.
17:12 Erika Becker talks to her father about her “Several Policy” [Cerebral Palsy]. She explains what the disease does and how it made her feel. “What’s the worst part of having a handicap?” “I think being made fun of. That really hurts.” “Inside, even grownups treat me differently…but that’s because I’m different.” By Eddie Becker.
25:00 Raw footage of Chicago Slices office.