Robert Nowak

March 3, 2001

Post #1288 – 20010303

Daniel Pinkwater did a piece on NPR several years ago about a trip to Africa. When he returned he was at a party and described his observations of, I believe, emus. A prominent scientist refuted his observations, based on his credentials, rather than direct observation. Mr. Pinkwater stood his ground. I have searched for this story but have not been able to find it. I would love to get the transcript of it or a reference. Thanks.

Daniel replies:

It was ostriches--and I was showing slides. The scientist, whose field was ornithology, was looking at an actual photograph and, in effect, accusing me of having faked it. You learn, and you learn. The piece might be in ""Hoboken Fish & Chicago Whistle.""