PBS NewsHour

Writer Ashley Ford on the letters that built her self esteem

Clip: 01/04/2019 | 3m 31s Video has closed captioning.

Writing shaped Ashley Ford's life since childhood, when she confided secrets to her journal and clung to the emotional letters her father sent from prison, where he was serving a 30-year sentence for rape. Now a professional writer, Ford offers her brief but spectacular take on striving to become “a person who forgives.”

Aired: 01/04/19

Rating: NR

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