Both of them made me cry for different reasons. I was very glad to see poor, rural Chinese citizens distraught over losing their children speak up about the shoddy construction (citing specific examples of there being no mortar between the bricks and small wires for large walls), including cursing at the Party leaders who were trying to stop a demonstration. Some things don’t need translation, but what made this even more painful to watch is the one child policy that China has, which means that the likelihood that many of these parents who lost kids in the schools that crumbled while other buildings remained upright are probably unable to have any other kids either because of forced sterilization or because they are beyond child-bearing years.
I had seen Rosie O’Donnell interviewed about her family diversity documentary, which I thought as pretty well done. Rosie is never shy about showing herself raw, and this is sort of what she looked like when I met her in person. When I was on her show, though, I did not meet her.