Revenge

June 29, 2003
(was 04.28.2002)

Laura Blumenfeld’s father was a tourist in Jerusalem when he was shot in the head.  The shooter was a member of the PLO.  He had lousy aim – his victim lived.  But Blumenfeld never forgot that day.  In fact, she vowed to find the man responsible and take revenge.  She kept her word.  Her story in this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge.  Also, a one-man play delivers a message of hope for peace in Northern Ireland.

  1. Laura Blumenfeld on "Revenge: A Story of Hope"

    Laura Blumenfeld wrote a book called “Revenge: A Story of Hope.” It recounts how she went to Jerusalem and sought out the family of the Palestinian man who shot her tourist father.

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  2. William Ury on Reconciliation

    William Ury tells Jim Fleming that simply being able to talk about past oppression is a powerful healing tool. 

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  3. Peter French on "The Virtues of Vengeance"

    Peter French tells Anne Strainchamps the ancient Greeks thought revenge was a good thing, and analyzes the vengeance scenario of Clint Eastwood’s film “Unforgiven.”

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  4. Christine Gallagher on "The Woman's Book of Revenge"

    Christine Gallagher tells Steve Paulson that revenge can be a healthier response than stewing over grievances, and shares some of her favorite examples of payback.

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  5. James Ridge on "A Night in November"

    James Ridge recently performed in “A Night in November”. It’s a one-man play about a Protestant clerk in Northern Ireland who decides to forsake the legacy of prejudice and hate.

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