Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin: a sign of hope

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | 10:06 p.m. CDT; updated 11:34 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 5, 2011

COLUMBIA — Through the sea of waving hands signing applause, Marlee Matlin could barely be seen standing at the lectern, accompanied by her interpreter, delivering her message in sign language.