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167x120 image for ta130126surrogatesThis week we look at people who see themselves in others and try to live out their lives through stand-ins — including the story of what one father saw in the convicted murderer he decided to adopt. And the proxy battle over a woman's honor that became a presidential obsession. 

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired on January 26, 2013.

Photo: An old Cigar box lid depicting Margaret (Peggy) O'Neale



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