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Seg. 1: Ambassador Susan Rice | Seg. 2: 'The Last Romance'

Segment 1: Obama's national security advisor advisor recounts the impact her upbringing had on her success in Washington.

Susan Rice shared insights from her new autobiography, which details how she balanced her political roles with her personal life and family. As a black woman in America, Rice's parents told her she "had to be twice as good to be considered almost equal." She said her parents had a great impact on her success, noting they enstilled in she and her siblings the values of "education, of service and of trying to acheive excellence." 

Segment 2, beginning at 24:48: Actors reunite in current Overland Park production 

After starring in "Driving Miss Daisy" several years ago at The New Theatre & Restaurant, Michael Learned and Charlie Robinson are once again sharing the venue's stage in a story about finding love in the twilight years. Learned came to fame as the family matriarch in television's "The Waltons" while Robinson is remembered for his role in "Night Court" as Mac the court clerk. The two recalled moments from earlier in their careers and addressed the notion that love is only for the young.  

  • Michael Learned, Carol Reynolds in "The Last Romance," The New Theatre & Restaurant
  • Charlie Robinson, Ralph Taylor in "The Last Romance," The New Theatre & Restaurant
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