America Talks to Oprah
While this astronaut saga created a media frenzy, a call-in viewer named Sara expresses compassion for Nowak. "I identify with jealousy that can activate the worst in a woman scorned," she says. A few years ago, Sara admits jealousy pushed her to look at her boyfriend's e-mail. "I couldn't help it. I was driven. I mean, I knew every second that I was doing it that it was wrong," she says. Sara calls the incident "a low point." "I mean, I admitted it and we got to the other side, but I didn't get fired from my job, and I didn't suffer national humiliation from the media [like Nowak]," she says.