In this national pledge special, Kurt Andersen talks with the writer Sapphire about her novel The Kid. The comedian Patton Oswalt breaks down the universe to its three essential parts: zombies, spaceships, and wastelands. And our American Icons series continues with a ride on the country's favorite motorcycle: the Harley-Davidson.
Sapphire, the author of Push and The Kid, tells us what she enjoys reading in her spare time and more!
[Watch the trailer for the just-released film "Precious"]
Before it was a film, "Precious" was a screenplay. And before it was a screenplay, it was a novel called "Push." We talk to Sapphire, who wrote the book, and Geoffrey Fletcher, who wrote the screenplay based on that novel, about what it took for the character of Clareece Precious Jones to evolve from print to screen.