Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours from anything. There, between the cornfields and hog yards, is a ball field with a bronze bust of a man named Merl Eberly, a baseball whisperer who specialized in second chances and lost causes. The statue was a gift from one of Merl's original long-shot projects, a skinny kid from the ghetto in Los Angeles who would one day become a beloved Hall of Fame shortstop: Ozzie Smith.
"I wanted to live it but---"
Tonight on the program, a discussion about changes in the Donald Trump campaign staff with Bob Costa of the Washington Post and Michael Barbaro of The New York Times.
Next, a look at the film "Don't Think Twice" with writer-director and star Mike Birbiglia, producer Ira Glass, and actor Keegan-Michael Key.
We conclude with Al Hunt interviewing Mike Tackett of The New York Times.