Fred Taylor Jr. served as a kind of "apologist-in-chief" for Southwest Airlines. StoryCorps hide caption

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For The Man With A Thousand Sorries, Apologizing Became Second Nature

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Judy Charest and Harold Hogue recounted the story of their fateful meeting for StoryCorps in Nashville, Tenn. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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Decades After Daring Rescue, 2 Tennesseans Relive Christmas Miracle

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He Followed His Parents To U.S. With One Order: 'Go Change The World'

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Dr. Joseph Linsk of Atlantic City, N.J., has held on to a secret for more than 80 years. Stefanie Campolo/The Press of Atlantic City hide caption

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A Lifelong Secret: Can You Help This Ailing 94-Year-Old Man Make Amends?

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In Prison And Outside, He Found His 'Iota Of Light': A Mentor Named Fred

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Leslye Huff, 66, and Mary Ostendorf, 79, in Cleveland, where they recorded their StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Once Unwelcome News, Her Daughter's Outing Opened Door For A New Love

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From Afghanistan To U.S., A Lesson In Love — One Thanksgiving At A Time

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An oral history project called The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages people to record interviews with loved ones over Thanksgiving weekend. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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To Survive A Post-Election Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

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Alicia Beltrán-Castañeda and her daughter Serena Castañeda, on a visit with StoryCorps in Salinas, Calif. StoryCorps hide caption

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In A Family's First House, A Lasting Lesson: You Can Always Give

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Items left for loved ones at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2014. Hundreds of thousands of such items have been left behind at the wall in commemoration, according to the National Park Service. Molly Riley/AP hide caption

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Watcher At The Wall: One Veteran Finds A Lifeline In All That's Left Behind

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Hartmut Lau and his wife, Barbara, on a recent visit with StoryCorps in Austin, Texas. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Pain Of 'Perfectly Normal': A Vietnam Vet's Long-Silent Torment

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Jasmine Pacheco and her mother, Carmen Pacheco-Jones, on their recent visit with StoryCorps in Spokane, Wash. StoryCorps hide caption

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Out Of The 'Wreckage Of The Past,' A Family Salvaged By Love

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They Came To America And Found Love. But First, They Found 'Love' In A Dictionary

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In a photo taken just hours before his death, John T. Williams sits at Victor Steinbrueck Park in Seattle. Williams would carve here regularly. Courtesy of Jay Hollingsworth, John T. Williams Organizing Committee hide caption

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Years After Police Shooting, Woodcarver's Brother Remembers The Man He Lost

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On The Road For Decades — And Not Stopping Anytime Soon

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A Lightbulb Moment: All Her Practice Added Up To Triumph

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On Sept. 11, He Checked Hijackers Onto Flight 77. It's Haunted Him Ever Since

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William Chambers, 9, with his mom, Ceceley, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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In Visit With Seniors, This Boy Learned Lessons That Go Beyond The Classroom

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Drew and Danny Cortez, on a recent visit with StoryCorps in Cypress, Calif. StoryCorps hide caption

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When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

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When The Family Business Is Keeping Cool, It Pays To Be Warm With People

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John Washington with his wife, Fannie Ruth Washington, in the mid-1970s. Photo courtesy of Melva Washington Toomer hide caption

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Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

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John and Carol Matlock met more than 50 years ago using what was then a fairly new dating technique. Photo courtesy Carol Matlock hide caption

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Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

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