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Falling into Place

A television newswoman finally finds peace

 

Last updated 1/18/2014 at 6:06pm

CBS This Morning

Hattie Kauffman became the first Native American on-camera correspondent on a national TV network. She went on to report for CBS' This Morning, ABC News Tonight and Good Morning America.

"The woman in front of me was in no shape to be on television. Her face was lifeless-her eyes red, swollen, vacant. She met my gaze as if begging to be told what to do, but I had no idea how to help her and felt every bit as lost as she looked."

So begins the spiritual memoir of Nez Perce Indian Hattie Kauffman known to millions for her work as a network news correspondent for CBS News and ABC's Good Morning America. The surprise for readers is that the woman she is describing-the one with the red eyes and vacant stare-is her own reflection.

"My words bounced off her cold image in the mir...



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