Maurice Sendak: The Lost Interview, And Conclusion Of Trafficking Series

Jun 13, 2013

In "Outside Over There," a baby is kidnapped by strange goblin-like creatures and replaced with an ice baby.
In "Outside Over There," a baby is kidnapped by strange goblin-like creatures and replaced with an ice baby.
Credit Harper Collins

Children's book author Maurice Sendak is a kind of father figure for many of us. He had a profound sympathy for children and never belittled their emotions. He daylit their anxieties and coaxed them into poetic form in books like Where the Wild Things Are, In The Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There (a book that frightens many adults).

In 2009, a pair of Newsweek reporters interviewed an 81-year-old Sendak. The result was a good article. But the interview itself never aired, so we're playing it on KUOW today. There's an animated version, too:
 

Other Content:

  • Today, we concluded the WGBH series on Human Trafficking. Noel Gomez is a local activist trying to end sex trafficking here in Seattle. She's the founder of the Organization Of Prostitution Survivors. She told us two stories back in 2010:

Other stories on KUOW Presents, June 13: