FROM Kristen Burke
How one Houston parent reassures her daughter it'll be safe to go home Kristen Burke is one of the hundreds of thousands of people figuring out a path forward after Harvey devastated the Houston region. The storm is blamed for dozens of deaths, and billions of dollars in damage. On Monday, Press Play spoke with Burke after she had just fled her flooded home with her 8-year-old daughter and mom. They’ve been staying with friend. We find out how she’s doing now.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."