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Produced by Hillary Frank

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Summary: An eight-year-old boy talks about how writing essays to accompany his father's photographs makes him feel eerily old.
 

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Review of Roma and Son

aka Giancarlo and Dad. Essays written by the eight year old to his father's pictures are quite mature. Credit goes to parents for bringing him up as a person rather than as a kid. This well polished piece is a must for Father's Day programming.

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Review of Roma and Son

Producer Hillary Frank guides listeners through a book published by Thomas Roma, an adult father photographer, and Giancarlo Roma, his young writer of a son. Simple music illustrates this examination of the fleeting relationship between fathers and sons. The editing style straddles the characteristics of a narrated feature and large chunks of straight interview to create an intimate window on creativity within families. A short and simple piece that took me to a contemplative corner of my mind. PDs beware that Studio 360's Kurt Anderson reads an intro.