As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

April 2, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Missing Child Found
When the search for a missing three-year-old crawled into the fourth day, hope was beginning to fade -- until the happy discovery of a boy named Jude took a sad song and made it better. 

Tusla Churchgoer
Sunday best. For the past year, a Tulsa churchgoer has attended virtual services every week in extravagant outfits and a dazzing array of bonnets -- and the way she suits herself suits the whole congregation. 

Best Laughter 
The gig-gle economy. Montrealer Mel Renaud represented Canada last night at the first-ever World Laughing Championship -- and while she didn't win, she did prove a har-de-har-har act to follow.  

Part Two

Tigray, Ethiopia Massacre 
Counting the cost. After months of reports of massacres in northern Ethiopia, researchers have documented thousands of names of civilians who've been killed in the horrific conflict. 

Pirate Manhunt Coins
A metal detectorist may have solved the centuries-old mystery of a disappearing 17th-century pirate -- with the discovery of a coin near an orchard on Rhode Island. 

Part Three

Forgiveness Pak Encore 
Amazing grace. We'll look back at two stories about forgiveness. One of which revolves around Michael Berg -- who publicly forgave the al-Qaeda operative who was believed to have brutally murdered his son, Nicholas.