Mozart: Violin Sonata in F Major, K. 377 (Performed by Mark Steinberg, violin and Mitsuko Uchida, piano)
10.31.2010 (was 02.24.2008)
Every person on earth is unique and special, but some people – maybe one in a hundred – are autistic. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we get to know a few autistic people with Asperger's Syndrome. We'll hear what it's like to try to live in the world when you have visionary technical abilities but also the social skills of a rock. Also, Oliver Sacks will tell us about the human brain and music.
Lizzie Gottlieb has a younger brother with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. She made a film, "Today's Man," about his abortive efforts to get a job and move out of his parents' brownstone in New York.