An ocean away, in bars and living rooms across the U.S., viewers experienced the agony. We know this because there are videos: grainy, sometimes shaky amateur productions shot on phones or laptops that reveal the tension and despair on so many faces. This was a shared experience. And in a few of those videos, you can see fans look up, eyes widening, as that glimmer for which Howard was hoping appeared. In an instant, it all fell into place.

All ten stories (well, nine so far) in the series are worth your time. The Abby Wambauch piece is also terrific.

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