“During fact checking before the broadcast of Daisey’s story, This American Life staffers asked Daisey for this interpreter’s contact information. Daisey told them her real name was Anna, not Cathy as he says in his monologue, and he said that the cell phone number he had for her didn’t work any more. He said he had no way to reach her.”
Cathy Lee (Chinese name: Li Guifen) was in fact Mike Daisey’s translator during his trip to China. She’s pictured and interviewed here. Oops.
- The NPR site is down as of this writing, so here’s a mirror of its statement. ↩