As a reporter and White House correspondent for CBS News, Lesley Stahl covered Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis and the Gulf War. Her investigative work for 60 minutes brought her from America's nuclear mission control centers to Guantanamo Bay. She's interviewed heads of state, traumatized soldiers, Iraqi rebels, teenage gospel stars, and deftly refereed pitched debates on Face the Nation. With a shelf full of Emmys, Murrow Awards and a few memorable scoops behind her, Lesley Stahl says becoming a grandmother is her best assignment yet.
The birth of her first grandchild broke through the established professional veneer. She was jolted, walloped by the intensity of emotion - and like any good reporter, wanted to find out why. She joined us for Writers on a New England Stage to talk about her account of that transformation, Becoming Grandma: The Joy And Science Of The New Grandparenting.
Writers on a New England Stage is recorded live at the Music Hall in Portsmouth. This installment is sponsored by TransCanda.