In conversation with Marty Moss-Coane, host of WHYY’s Radio Times
The winner of two Academy Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards, screen icon Sally Field is acclaimed for roles including a flying nun, a Depression-era Texas widow, a multiple-personality disorder sufferer, a union organizer, a soap queen, Spider-Man’s aunt, Forrest Gump’s mom, Mary Todd
Lincoln, and a runaway bride hitchhiker. She is also a longtime advocate for human rights, has served since 2002 on the board of directors of the international women’s NGO Vital Voices, was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts, and is an inductee into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In Pieces is a memoir of Field’s lonely but instructive childhood, her craft, and her most important roles: as a daughter, mother, and grandmother.
Production note: the sound is a bit distorted toward the beginning but it clarifies as the event continues.