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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Review of "Reporting Lives"
This is the story of Chicago television reporter, Sara Simone, whose dream is to move up to a network; or is it? When a busload of African exchange students die in a vehicular crash, Sara is sent to Nairobi, Kenya to interview their families. Appalled by the conditions of the slum Mathare, she gives up and drifts through Kenya. After surviving a disaster, Sara goes back to Mathare and finishes the story, uncovering corruption and drug trafficking. Now, what does she do? Pickett delivers in the style of F. Scott Fitzgerald, but in a voice that is clearly her own. 3 Stars