We don’t have cable but now I’m glad my mom has it--as well as TIVO! I’ll have her save this HBO miniseries based on David McCullough’s biography of Adams for me so I can watch it on my upcoming visit this summer. I just finished listening to the McCullough biography last night and it was tremendous. I especially loved the quote with which McCullough chose to end the book--(and the disadvantage of listening as opposed to reading books is that I have to rely on memory here). But it had to do with Adams’ love of life--even with all the tragedy and the infirmities that old age had brought him. In all of that, he still thought it his greatest treasure that he could laugh--and at himself above all.