May 13, 2014 - Ron Suskind

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Harry Reid takes on the Koch brothers, Hillary Clinton's health scare inspires a #Brainghazi conspiracy, and "Life, Animated" author Ron Suskind talks about autism.

>>> WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW.MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

OH WE'VE GOT A SHOW FOR YOUTONIGHT.

WE PUT IT ALL TOGETHER. RONSUSKIND.

MY GUEST TONIGHT:RON SUSKIND, AUTHOR OF "LIFE

ANIMATED." HE'S THE AUTHOR OF"LIFE ANIMATED: A STORY OF

SIDEKICKS, HEROES AND AUTISM."RON SUSKIND. HE'LL BE

OUR GUEST. IT'S GOING TO BE VERYINTERESTING. BUT I HAVE TO

TURN TO THE TROUBLINGSTATE OF OUR DEMOCRACY WHICH,

HAVING HIT SOME TOUGH TIMES,OUR DEMOCRACY HAS BEEN LEFT WITH

NO CHOICE BUT TO SELL ITSBODY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER.

>> THE KOCH BROTHERS, THEINDUSTRIAL MAGNATES CURRENTLY

TIED FOR FOURTH ON FORBES LISTOF RICHEST AMERICANS WITH

$36 BILLION A PIECE.

IN 2012, THE KOCH BROTHERSPOLITICAL NETWORK RAISED

$400 MILLION TO SUPPORTCONSERVATIVE CAUSES.

>> RAISED -- RAISED -- FOUND --FOUND IN THE KOCH BROTHERS

CONSERVATIVE CLUB HOUSE COUCHCUSHIONS IS PROBABLY --

BY THE WAY -- THAT CLUB, EACHWORD SPELLED WITH A KAY.

FOR $400 MILLION COULDN'T YOUBUY YOUR OWN DAMN COUNTRY?

YOU COULD RULE IT ANY WAY YOUWANT.

NO PANTS TUESDAYS?

YOU COULD BE DONE!

THANKFULLY, ONE MEMBER OFCONGRESS IS PUTTING HIS FOOT

DOWN AND HIS DUKES UP.

>> THE TOP DEMOCRAT IN THE U.S.

SENATE, MAJORITY LEADER HARRYREID, HAS NOW MENTIONED THE

BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS THISYEAR MORE THAN 140 TIMES.

>> THEY ARE IN IT TO MAKE MONEY.

AN ATTEMPT TO BUY OUR DEMOCRACYIS DISHONEST, DECEPTIVE

FALSE AND UNFAIR.

>> IT IS WRONG, INCORRECT,ERRONEOUS, WORTHY OF

CORRECTION. THAT'SWHERE EVEN THE THESAURUS

RUNS OUT OF WAYS TO SAY (BLEEP).LISTEN,

BECAUSE THE KOCH BROTHERS ARE INTHE FOSSIL FUEL BUSINESS THEIR

MONEY CAN'T HELP BUT POLLUTE THEDEBATE.

>> EVEN THE KEYSTONE DEBATE, MR.PRESIDENT.

THEY'RE ONE OF THE MAIN OWNERSOF ALL THAT 'STUFF' UP THERE.

THAT UGLY TAR STUFF.

IN CANADA.

THEY ARE ONE OF THE LARGEST IFNOT THE SECOND LARGEST OWNER OF

THAT STUFF UP THERE.

(LAUGHTER)>> YOU KNOW, IN THE HISTORY OF

THE SENATE, THERE HAVE BEEN MANYGREAT AND NOTABLE ORATORS, AND I

TRULY BELIEVE HARRY REID'S VOTEAGAINST THE "STUFF UP THERE,"

KEYSTONE TUBE DEALEY, WILL GODOWN IN HISTORY OF THE PAPER

READY THINGIES THAT AREORDERED ON THE -- THE --

I'M GONNA SAY SHELVE-A-MA-JIGS.BRING IT HOME, DANIEL WEBSTER!

>> SENATE REPUBLICANS,MADAM PRESIDENT, ARE ADDICTED TOKOCH.

>> YOU MIGHT SAY -- YOU MIGHTSAY, YOU MIGHT SAY MADAM

PRESIDENT, THAT THEIRADDICTION TO KOCH IS MATCHED

ONLY BY THEIR INSATIABLELOVE OF DICK.

I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT AREPUBLICAN UTOPIA WOULD CONSIST

OF NOTHING BUT KOCH AND DICK,KOCH AND DICK, DICK AND KOCH.

THAT IS HARRY REID, SENATORHARRY REID, CRUSADER FOR GOOD

MONEY FREE POLITICS.

>> MANY PEOPLE NOTED HOW MUCHTIME YOU SPENT ON THE SENATE

FLOOR TALKING ABOUTTHE KOCH BROTHERS, BUT WHAT

MAKES THEM WORSE THANSAY SHELDON ADLESON.

>> OH SNAP, HARRY REID IS GONNADROP THAT QUESTION LIKE A

50-POUND SACK OF -- DIRT, ROOTSTARCHY THINGIES.

SHELDON ADELSON,ARCH CONSERVATIVE IN REID'S

HOME STATE.

THE OWNER OF LAS VEGAS SANDSCORPORATION, THE COUNTRY'S

SINGLE BIGGEST CASINO COMPANY,INCLUDING THE VEGAS STRIP'S

ONLY NON-UNION CASINO.

THIS GUY'S SPENT MILLIONSFIGHTING TO OUTLAW ONLINE

GAMBLING.

TENS OF MILLIONS FIGHTINGORGANIZED LABOR, IN THE 2012

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HE GAVE$90 MILLION TO REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATES.

PERHAPS BECAUSE HE THOUGHTTHEY'D HELP HIM TAKE ON, QUOTE

THE TWO MOST FUNDAMENTAL THREATSTO SOCIETY, NAMELY "RADICAL

ISLAM," AND "UNIONS.

YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.

UNIONIZING WITHOUT SECRETVOTING IS SHELDON ADLESON'S

PERSONAL 9/11.

HARRY REID IS GOING TO CRUSHTHIS GUY.

>> SHELDON ADELSON, DON'T PICKON HIM.

>> WAIT, WHAT? SORRY THERE, WHATDID YOU SAY THERE?

DON'T PICK ON THE BILLIONAIREWHO PUTS MONEY IN POLITICS,

WHY?

>> I KNOW SHELDON ADELSON.

HE'S NOT IN THIS FOR MONEY.

HE'S IN IT BECAUSE HE HASCERTAIN IDEOLOGICAL VIEWS.

(LAUGHTER)WHAT THE (BLEEP) DIFFERENCE DOES

THAT MAKE?

HE'S GOT IDEOLOGICAL VIEWS.IF THOSE HAPPEN TO LINE UP WITH

THE MONEY, MAZEL TOV. ALLI'M SAYING IS, LOOK, WELL

WHAT ARE HIS IDEOLOGICALOBJECTIONS TO ONLINE GAMBLING

THAT THE LARGEST OWNER OF INHOUSE CASINO GAMBLING HAS?

>> I CAN'T TELL OVER THEINTERNET WHO IS UNDER AGE.

I CAN'T TELL WHO'S GOT FINANCIALDIFFICULTIES.

I CAN'T TELL WHO IS -- WHO ISNOT GAMING RESPONSIBLY.

>> BUT IF YOU COME TO MYCASINO --

(LAUGHTER)-- IF YOU COME TO MY CASINO, YOU

DON'T ENTER WITHOUT ANSWERING AVERY DETAILED FINANCIAL SOLVENCY

QUESTIONNAIRE, OF COURSEASSUMING YOU EVEN DECIDE TO COME

IN AFTER SEEING MY CASINOSLOGAN.

FOR MORE WE GO TO SENIORPOLITICAL CORRESPONDENT JASON

JONES.

JASON! JASON, ISN'T IT --

LET ME SAY THIS --

ISN'T IT HYPOCRITICAL FOR HARRYREID TO DRAW A DISTINCTION

BETWEEN SHELDON ADELSON'S MONEYAND THE KOCH BROTHERS?

>> NO. (LAUGHTER)

>> DO YOU WANT TO EXPAND ONTHAT?

>> NOT REALLY. IT'SSELF-EVIDENT.

>> WHY?

>> BECAUSE SHELDON ADELSON'SMONEY AND POWER HELP HARRY REID.

THE KOCH BROTHERS' MONEYAND POWER DON'T.

SO THE KOCH BROTHERS ARECORRUPT.

PRETTY SIMPLE CONCEPTTO GRASP THERE, JON.

>> BUT, YOU'RE SAYING THEEFFECT THE MONEY HAS ON

HARRY REID DETERMINES WHETHERTHE MONEY IS CORRUPT OR NOT?

>> YES. LOOK, MAYBESOME VISUAL AIDS WILL

HELP YOUR DUMB BRAIN PROCESS.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> NOW, HERE IS THE POLLUTEDPILES OF INFLUENCED GREENBACKS

THAT THE KOCH BROTHERSSMEAR ACROSS OUR DEMOCRATIC

PRINCIPLES, OKAY?

>> OKAY.

NOW, HERE IS THE MAJESTICTOWERS OF LIBERTY BUCKS THAT

SHELDON ADELSON SPRAYS LIKE THESWEET PERFUME OF FREEDOM ON THE

TAUT, SLENDER NAPE OF OURNATION'S NECK.

(LAUGHTER)>> YOU SOUND LIKE YOU WANT TO

HAVE SEX WITH AMERICA.

>> WHAT RIGHT-THINKING CITIZENDOESN'T?

>> LISTEN THERE'S NO DIFFERENCEBETWEEN THE TWO SACKS!

>> YES, YES THERE IS.THIS SACK IS OWNED BY A

GUY WHO'S THE BIGGEST POWERBROKER IN HARRY REID'S STATE!

GOD, YOU ARE ALMOST COMICALLYDIM-WITTED!

>> SO, SO WHAT IS CORRUPTION?

>> CORRUPTION IS A BILLIONAIREWHO SPENDS THEIR MONEY ON

(BLEEP) YOU DON'T LIKE!

>> WHAT IS FREE SPEECH?

>> A BILLIONAIRE WHO SPENDSMONEY ON (BLEEP) YOU DO LIKE!

>> THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE ADEMOCRACY, THAT SOUNDS LIKE

WE'RE LIVING IN AN OLIGARCHY.

>> NO, RUSSIA IS AN OLIGARCHY.

>> WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

>> AN OLIGARCHY IS RUN BYBILLIONAIRES WHO AREN'T

AMERICANS!

>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. JASON.JASON JONES, EVERYBODY!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> WELCOME BACK.

LAST NIGHT, WE TOLD YOU ABOUTTHE COMMENTS L.A.

CLIPPERS'OWNER-TURNED-RACIST-OUTCAST

DONALD STERLING MADE ABOUT MAGICJOHNSON TO ANDERSON COOPER.

IT TURNS OUT IT WAS JUST NIGHTONE OF THE MINI SERIES OF

KNUCKLEHEADEDNESS THAT ISANDERSON COOPER'S DONALD

STERLING INTERVIEW.LET'S LOOK AT NIGHT TWO

IN OUR NEW SEGMENT, OKAY, YOU GOBYE NOW.

(LAUGHTER)WHEN WE LAST LEFT HIM, DONALD

STERLING WAS BLAMING HISGIRLFRIEND AND MAGIC JOHNSON FOR

SOMEHOW MAKING HIM SPOUT RACISTNONSENSE! POP IT.

>> MAGIC JOHNSON, YOU KNOW, HASMADE A PUBLIC COMMENT.

DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TOHIM?

>> HERE'S A MAN WHO -- I DON'TKNOW IF I SHOULD SAY THIS -- HE

ACTS SO HOLY. I MEAN,

HE MADE LOVE TO EVERY GIRL INEVERY CITY IN AMERICA AND HE HAD

AIDS, AND WHEN HE HAD THOSEAIDS, I WENT TO MY SYNAGOGUE AND

I PRAYED FOR HIM.

(LAUGHTER)>> I PRAYED -- I PRAYED FOR HIS

BAG OF AIDS!

OH, I WANTED HIM TO NOT HAVE THEWHOLE AIDS...

NOW TECHNICALLY, MAGIC JOHNSONHAS "THOSE HIV" AND NOT "THOSE

AIDS".

JESUS CHRIST, AM I SERIOUSLYFACT-CHECKING AN 80 YEAR-OLD

BILLIONAIRE LUNATIC?

MAYBE I'LL JUST LEAVE THAT UP TOTHE FOLKS AT INSANI-FACT. YEAH.

NOW, DONALD STERLING HAD GONE ONANDERSON COOPER'S SHOW

OSTENSIBLY TO APOLOGIZEFOR BEING RACIST.

AND THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF THISMAN DONALD STERLING.

HE CLOSES HIS APOLOGY WITHREALLY TEXTBOOK, CATEGORICAL,

OLD-FASHIONED RACISM.

>> I SPENT MILLIONS ON GIVINGAWAY AND HELPING MINORITIES.

DOES HE DO THAT?

THAT'S ONE PROBLEM I HAVE.

JEWS, WHEN THEY GET SUCCESSFUL,THEY WILL HELP THEIR PEOPLE, AND

SOME OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS --MAYBE I'LL GET IN TROUBLE

AGAIN -- THEY DON'T WANT TO HELPANYBODY.

>> MAYBE?

MAYBE YOU WILL GET IN TROUBLEAGAIN? JEWS -- HELP -- BLACKS.

(LAUGHTER)UNLESS, MAYBE WHAT HE'S DOING

HERE IS WORKSHOPPING MATERIALFOR HIS NEW H.B.O. SPECIAL

DONALD STERLING'S LITERALLYDEAF COMEDY JAM. THE JEWS

GIVE THE CHARITIES, BUT THEBLACKS GIVE TO CHARITIES...

SORRY, I'M JUST, CAN I JUST SAYTHIS?

I SPENT A LOT OF THANKSGIVINGSWITH FOLKS LIKE THIS, SO --

ALL RIGHT, STERLING, YOU GO BYE,NOW. YOU GO BYE.

WAIT, ALL RIGHT SO,

WHO WILL TAKE STERLING'SPLACE IN THE UNFORCED ERROR

SPOTLIGHT?

>> AT A CONFERENCE IN LOSANGELES LAST WEEK KARL ROVE

SUGGESTED HILLARY CLINTONMAY HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE.

HE CITED THE FORMER SECRETARY OFSTATE'S HEALTH SCARE BACK IN

2012 WHEN SHE FELL AND SUFFEREDBLOOD CLOT.

HERE'S A QUOTE, "30 DAYS IN THEHOSPITAL AND WHEN SHE

REAPPEARS SHE'S WEARING GLASSESTHAT ARE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO

HAVE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?

WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S UP WITHTHAT."

>> YES. YES, WE NEED TOKNOW WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?

KIND OF PETERED OUT AT THEEND THERE, FOR ROVE, DIDN'T HE?

IS HILLARY CLINTON TOO MENTALLYSCRAMBLED TO RUN THE COUNTRY?

I MEAN, WHAT THE DEAL-IO? ONEPROBLEM, THOUGH,

WITH AMBASSADOR ROVE'SSTATEMENT, SECRETARY CLINTON

WAS ACTUALLY IN THE HOSPITAL FORFOUR DAYS, NOT 30.

APPARENTLY, KARL ROVE UNSKEWEDTHAT NUMBER.

CLEARLY, HE THOUGHT CRANIUM GATEWAS GOING TO BE A SLAM-DUNK

TALKING POINT. TURNSOUT NOT REALLY.

>> HOW DID THIS COMMENTCOME UP SUGGESTING THAT

HILLARY CLINTON MAY SUFFERFROM BRAIN DAMAGE?

WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?

>> NO, NO, WAIT A MINUTE. NO,NO,

I DIDN'T SAY SHE HADBRAIN DAMAGE --

>> I NEVER SAID BRAIN DAMAGE!I MERELY NOTED, IN PASSING, THAT

SHE WAS WEARING TRAUMATICBRAIN INJURY EYEWEAR -- WHAT DO

YOU CALL IT THERE --LOBOTO-LENSES! WHATEVER.

THE BOOP BOOP GLASSES. YOU KNOW,WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL THEM!

REALLY KARL, YOU SURE YOU DON'TWANT TO GO CONSPIRACY ROUTE ON

THIS ONE?

>> SHE HAD APPARENTLY ASERIOUS VIRUS. THEY ANNOUNCED

THEN ON THE 15TH OF DECEMBERTHAT SHE HAD AT SOME PERIOD IN

THE PAST WEEK FALLEN. THEYDIDN'T SAY WHEN, THEY DIDN'T SAY

WHERE. SHE WASRECOVERING AT HOME.

ON THE 30th OF DECEMBER, SHEGOES IN AND TURNS OUT TO HAVE

HAD A BLOOD CLOT. THEYWON'T SAY WHERE.

>> UNANSWERED QUESTIONS!

AN ATTEMPTED COVERUP!

MY GOD, IT'S BRAINGHAZI!

(LAUGHTER)HOW MANY, HOW MANY SYNAPSES?

WE NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH!

(LAUGHTER)BRAINGHAZI!

JUST ONE QUICK QUESTIONBEFORE YOU GO THERE,

HOUSE M.D.

WHEN DID YOU START CARING SOMUCH ABOUT THE FITNESS OF THOSE

WHO HAVE TO HOLD THE OVALOFFICE?

(APPLAUSE)PERHAPS, I ASSUME IT WAS RIGHT

AFTER YOUR BOSS FELL ANDBANGED HIS HEAD AFTER

LOSING A BATTLE WITH A PRETZEL.

(LAUGHTER)DUDE BLACKS OUT, NEXT THING YOU

KNOW HE'S STARTING AN UNPROVOKEDWAR IN IRAQ.

NOW HE SPENDS HIS DAYS EATIN'APPLESAUCE AND PAINTING

HIS FEET!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, PULIZERPRIZE WINNING AUTHOR,

HIS NEW BOOK IS CALLED

"LIFE ANIMATED: A STORY OFSIDEKICKS, HEROES AND AUTISM."

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THEPROGRAM RON SUSKIND. RON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)SO, SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING HERE.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "LIFE'SANIMATED," IT'S AN INCREDIBLE

STORY. YOU ARE MORE KNOWN,OBVIOUSLY, FOR IN-DEPTH

JOURNALISM BOOKS. YOU WON APULITZER, YOU WRITE

ABOUT THE WASHINGTON CULTURE,THE THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

THIS IS A VERY PERSONAL BOOKABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

>> YEAH.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BRINGTHAT STORY OUT?

>> WELL YOU KNOW, OWEN, OUR SON,GOT TO KIND OF AN AGE OF

AWARENESS ABOUT 19 AND HE SAIDTO MY WIFE CORNELIA AND I, LOOK,

I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ME ANDKNOW PEOPLE LIKE ME.

AND HE'S LIKE, YOU GUYS AREWRITERS, I SAID, "YEP,"

AND OFF WE WENT. AND YOU KNOW,AND PART OF IT IS

WE SAID, WOULD THISBOOK HAVE BEEN HELPFUL TO US 15

YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE REALLY INTHE DARKNESS AND FEAR?

I WE SAID, OF COURSE. SO.

>> NOW, WHAT'S INCREDIBLE ABOUTTHAT IS SO OWEN IS YOUR SON.

>> YES.

HE WAS DIAGNOSED AT 3 OR 31/2 WITH THE REGRESSIVE FORM OF

AUTISM.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. RIGHT. SOBASICALLY, HE SEEMS LIKE

A TYPICAL KID, I LOVE YOU,LET'S GET ICE CREAM,

AND THEN THEY REGRESS. IT'S VERYSIMILAR TO THE REGULAR AUTISM.

IT'S ABOUT A THIRD OF THE CASESARE REGRESSIVE.

SO, THE PROBLEM IS THEY FEELLIKE, IT'S LIKE THEY'RE

VANISHING IN FRONT OF YOU.

THEY JUST DISAPPEAR.

>> RIGHT.

OF COURSE, YOU SAY, WHATHAPPENED?

DID HE HURT HIMSELF?

DID HE BANG HIS HEAD?

AND THEN WE HEAR THEWORD "AUTISM."

>> AND HE HAS AT THIS POINTSOMEWHAT DISAPPEARED.

YOU CANNOT COMMUNICATE WITH HIM,BUT SOMETHING HAPPENS THAT

UNLOCKS THE MYSTERY OF IT.

>> YEAH, LIKE HE LOVED THEDISNEY ANIMATED MOVIES, EVERY

KID DID. YOU KNOW, IN THATPERIOD.

LION KING, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,ALADDIN. SO, HE'S WATCHING AGAIN

WITH A PECULIAR INTENSITY. HE'SNOT SPEAKING.

HE'S SILENT AT THIS POINT, BUTYOU CAN SEE HIM REWINDING.

AND AFTER A WHILE, WE HEARJIBBERRISH. YOU KNOW,

HE'S SAYING THINGS THATEVENTUALLY WE REALIZE ARE LINES

FROM THE MOVIE, AT WHICH POINTOUR LIFE BECOME INSANE.

WE START SPEAKING IN DISNEYDIALOGUE, AND IF YOU THREW

HIM A LINE, HE'D THROW YOU BACKTHE NEXT LINE.

>> Jon: WOW.>> IT WAS CRAZY.

>> THANK GOD IT WASN'TTARANTINO. I MEAN, I,

JUST THE -- (LAUGHTER)

>> NONE OF IT WOULD HAVE WORKED,THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN IT.

>> THE PROFANITY THAT WOULD HAVEBEEN IN YOUR HOUSE, IT WOULD

HAVE BEEN JUST AWFUL!

>> BUT WE WOULD HAVE GONE WITHTARANTINO IF THAT'S WHAT IT WAS.

>> Jon: SO WHAT HE IS DOING, ANDTHIS IS I THINK THE KEY TO THIS

THAT IS SO, IN MANYWAYS HEARTBREAKING BUT ALSO

HOPEFUL ABOUT AUTISM, HE ISLOOKING FOR A WAY OUT.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.

HE'S LOOKING TO CONNECT ANDDOESN'T QUITE KNOW HOW.

>> YEAH, YOU KNOW, LOOK, WHAT WEFIND IS THAT THESE KIDS EMBRACE

WHAT WE CALL AFFINITIES.FOR HIM IT'S DISNEY,

SOME KIDS IT'S THOMASTHE TANK OR MAPS OR ANIME.

THEY USE IT AS A TOOLKIT TOKINDA MAKE THEIR WAY OUT.

NOW, FOR A LONG TIME WESAID, CUT IT OFF. IT'S

PERSEVERATIVE, IT'S NOTPRODUCTIVE, IT'S OBSESSIVE.

NOW, WE'RE FINDING IT'S MOREPATHWAY, WE'RE FINDING OUT, THAN

PRISON. GO IN THERE WITHTHEM, DANCE IN FRONT OF

THE SCREEN IF YOU HAVE TO. ANDEVENTUALLY OWEN AND WE

TOGETHER BUILD A KIND OFVEHICLE THAT HE NOW DRIVES OUT

INTO THE WORLD.

>> Jon: AND THE INCREDIBLE THINGIS, HE'S WATCHING THIS

AND HE'S PICKING UPSOCIAL INTERACTION.

HE'S STARTING TO UNDERSTAND THEINCREDIBLE STORY ABOUT WHAT HE

SAYS ABOUT YOUR SON WALTER, WHOIS THE OLDER BOY.

>> YEAH. YEAH, YEAH,NOW, WALT'S A WILDLY INDEPENDENT

KID, A LOT OF KIDS, BROTHER'S OFDISABLED FOLKS, VERY JUNIOR

ADULTS. HE GETS A LITTLEEMOTIONAL ON ONE DAY A YEAR,

HIS BIRTHDAY. WE DON'T REALLYNOTICE, MY WIFE AND I.

OWEN WALKS IN AFTER WALT'S 9THBIRTHDAY, OWEN'S 6 AND A HALF.

HE'S SAYING VERYLITTLE AT THIS POINT

AND HE SAYS, HEY, WALTER DOESN'TWANT TO

GROW UP LIKE MOGLI OR PETERPAN.

NOW, THAT WAS LIKE A THUNDERBOLTWENT THROUGH THE KITCHEN.

AT WHICH POINT WE SAID,HE'S IN THERE! NOW HOW DO WE

GET BACK IN. AND THAT WAS OURSTRUGGLE ACROSS A DECADE.

HOW DO YOU GET BACK IN?

>> NOT ONLY IS HE IN THERE, HE'SMORE INSIGHTFUL THAN MANY PEOPLE

WOULD BE WHO HAVE BEENABLE TO COMMUNICATE FOR A

LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

>> EXACTLY. YOU KNOW, ANDTHAT'S REALLY THE MESSAGE HERE.

YOU KNOW, THEY CAN'T EXPRESSIT, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN

IT'S NOT THERE. YOU KNOW, THEYOFTEN LIVE VERY RICH LIVES

INSIDE OF THERE. IF YOU CAN GETIN THERE WITH THEM,

YOU CAN DISCOVER THAT.

>> RIGHT. THAT'S WHY, SO IWANTED TO SHOW, THIS IS A CLIP.

SET THIS UP A LITTLE BIT.

>> YEAH, YEAH. SO, WHAT HEDOES IS HE DOES VOICES,

AND THE WHOLE FAMILYDID VOICES AND HE USES THEM

REALLY TO MAKE SENSE OF HIMSELFAND HIS PLACE IN THE WORLD

AND HE FINDS THESPECIAL SCENES FROM DISNEY.

THERE'S 20, 30 OF THEM THAT HEREALLY USES

ALMOST LIKE THERAPY BUT ALSOIDENTITY AND PERSONAL GROWTH.

>> RIGHT. OKAY. AND THIS IS,

SO THIS IS OWEN USING THAT.

>> YOU MUST TAKE YOUR PLACE INTHE SAGA OF LIFE.

>> HOW CAN I GO BACK?

I'M NOT WHO I USED TO BE!

>> REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE!

YOU ARE MY SON!

AND THE ONE TRUE KING.

REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE!

>> WHO ARE YOU, OWEN?

>> YOUR SON.

>> YOU BET.

(APPLAUSE)>> CRAZY. CRAZY. ALL RIGHT.

SO HERE'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TODO...

(APPLAUSE)SO LET'S DO THIS. I WANT TO TALKA

LITTLE BIT ABOUT, THERE ISSOME REALLY INTERESTING

AND EXCITING THINGS THAT YOU ARESTARTING TO DO AND

THE SCIENTISTS ARE STARTING TODO, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT.

STICK AROUND A LITTLE BIT. ONTHE WEB WE'LL GO.

"LIFE, ANIMATED." IT'SON THE BOOKSHELVES NOW.

PHENOMENAL STORY. RON SUSKIND.WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THATS OUR SHOW.JOIN US TOMORROW NIGHT AT 11:00

HERE IT IS YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> THERE'S NOAFRICAN-AMERICAN -- NEVER

MIND -- I'M SORRY -- YOU KNOW,I -- THEY ALL WANT TO PLAY GOLF

WITH ME.

EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE WITH ME.

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