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Perkins with a network reporter correspondent and anchor for 35 years but at the height of his career.
He gave it all up and move to a small island off the coast of Maine.
It's remote isolated place he and his wife Mary Joseph come to call -- led.
And it was -- that quiet setting that the couple found a spiritual awakening Jack writes about that and new book called finding moves slid finding -- -- Perkins joins us now which -- -- and then thank you.
All right I have the same question I'm sure you've been asked a million times -- -- -- of your career with NBC news and all these other in -- -- Bob wet.
Can you want to -- did you know why at that point you were doing it.
I know now when.
They needed to learn.
When I had done the same thing I'd been on television mom offer on -- 35 years.
You broadcast news NBC motion that time I've done that and I did it well -- thought -- Tolbert did.
But that's all I had done and -- terrible it would be to get to the end of one's life like in Vietnam here.
And not have done anything else.
You know show parliament deflection and Marshall and find out what else could I do what I try to do what -- would be fun -- -- Teach me more about my shelf from the -- who are broad question that point and.
Well and the Indian book is so beautifully of such -- -- with language and it's so descriptive and you talk about this invention that you could very Joseph went on in this I landed.
I mean basic necessities were things that you need taken for granted weren't necessarily abundant they -- there to learn a whole new way of living.
And -- opened your eyes there.
-- -- -- was the nature there was around rush.
And to realize that that beautiful nature on that island -- our island.
Was something that we always took for granted as being nature.
-- they want to -- -- nature nature is in fact.
A bunch of commercials.
Forgot about who -- nature and it makes -- worked in his two -- -- benefit.
So that was what that -- -- precious -- and to get to know the world around motion and the nature and the spirit behind it.
Share your revelation question.
And cannot point in your life had he been so busy -- so successful that maybe you hadn't explored that's had a real life.
Well didn't have much time to Koresh my wife who is -- really -- and our mission many media.
Didn't have time to explore it either her -- her interest because she would version family.
While I was off -- around the -- part of the world she's calling interest.
So it was a good time first -- -- compression.
To say okay.
Parties really -- And she -- I think.
You dead and this is an amazing journey to the.
I have to ask you because one of the first things I spotted was the picture that involves one of our own.
Chris Wallace is in the picture with you what can you tell us about that they had -- on impression on.
One of a new magazine showed that NBC -- -- launching.
That we're gonna featured Trish and Tom Schneider in the middle there and media.
Christian I believe says that he was 32 at the time that picture looking -- acting now he looks the same about a mile -- It will minus the glasses.
Are in my district -- should and maybe adding a few years.
Well the the book is beautiful in its language.
You are -- an accomplished photographer as well and your wife as talented as you mentioned.
It's a very inspiring book and for all of us to get so busy in life whether it's that running a home -- run a business or just working getting through the day.
It provides a lot of food for thought so thank you for writing.
Thank you for reading.
We appreciate it.
African thing comes -- march 5 oh that's right it's out on Tuesday we we are sneaky so we have -- copies already but won't allow one and that's good thank you good luck that.
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