'A Doctor's Notes On Anesthesia' / Novelist Jesmyn Ward

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Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and treats 1,000 children a year -- from micro-preemies to teenagers. His new memoir is called 'Counting Backwards.' Also, National Book Award-winning novelist Jesmyn Ward talks with producer Sam Briger about her book 'Sing, Unburied, Sing,' about a boy with a black mother and white father, growing up in contemporary rural Mississippi.