October 14, 2002
To commemorate his October 10 birthday, the parents of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal journalist who was murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002, launched Daniel Pearl Music Day. I was assigned to interview them at their home in Encino, CA. I must confess: This was a tough one. The Pearls' grief was palpable and they were very inspired to honor their son. Every year on his birthday I think about Daniel and imagine he's somewhere playing his beloved violin.