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Before "Dreamcatchers", Brenda was just another resident at Genesis House in Chicago.  Genesis House had been founded by a nun named Edwina Gately.  Prostitutes Anonymous was our program's name in 1988 when we got a call from Edwina for help.  She said none of the women in the program were relating to her being she was an older white female who had never been a prostitute herself. 

I had no way of affording a trip to Chicago and she was barely getting by, but many of the talk shows were filmed in Chicago back in the late 1980's.  Jerry Springer, Maury Povich, Sally Jesse Raphael, and Oprah were all filmed out of studios there.  I told Edwina I had an idea which worked - I'd get booked on a talk show which would pay for my round-trip and hotel to get there.   I booked the first show and came bearing copies of our "Recovery…