Inside Carlson Publishing Company the next morning. Richard is waiting to see Mr. Carlson. He is hoping that Mr. Carlson will publish his book of photographs, Family Album, U.S.A.
Receptionist: Good morning.
Richard: Good morning. My name is Richard Stewart. I'm here to see Mr. Carlson.
Receptionist: Please sit down, Mr. Stewart. Mr. Carlson will be with you shortly.
Richard: Thank you.
Receptionist: [She speaks into the telephone.] Excuse me, Mr. Carlson, but Richard Stewart is here for his ten o'clock appointment with you. OK. Thank you. [She hangs up the phone.] Like I said, he'll be with you shortly.
Richard: Thank you. [The intercom buzzes.]
Receptionist: [She picks up the phone.] Yes, Mr. Carlson. Yes, sir. [She hangs up the phone.] He's ready for you, Mr. Stewart.
Richard: Thank you. [He points to the door of Mr. Carlson's office.] In there?
Receptionist: Yes. In there. Good luck.
Carlson: [sitting at his computer] Come in, come in. This is a crazy morning. [He shakes Richard's hand.] Hello, Richard.
Richard: Hello, Mr. Carlson.
Carlson: Sit down, sit down.
Richard: Thank you for seeing me on such short notice.
Carlson: I hope you've brought your pictures along. [He sees Richard's album.] I see that you have. Let's get right to it. We need a new coffee-table book, and a book of photos about the United States still feels right. OK, let's take a look. [Richard gives him the album, and Mr. Carlson looks at the photographs.] Good. Very good. Family Album, U.S.A. It's an excellent title. If you had to describe the book in one sentence, how would you do it?
Richard: Well, I'd describe it as a book which is a ... a portrait of the United States—the places, the people—mostly the people. The things they do, the ways they live, the places they visit, and the landmarks. A photographic journey.
Carlson: These are wonderful—these photos in your performing arts section. Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center.
Richard: I'm glad you like them.
Carlson: I do, but ... 
Richard: But?
Carlson: There's something missing. You've got a good eye, Richard. You're a terrific photographer. But before I can publish your work, I need to meet with my marketing department, and you've got to do one more thing.
Richard: What's that, Mr. Carlson?
Carlson: In the section on culture, you've included performing arts centers, but you've left out street performance. The mimes. The musicians. The dancers—in the parks and on the streets. Richard, if you go out and photograph street performances in the city, you'll have it.
Richard: That is a great idea. The performing arts centers and the street performances. I'll do it.
Carlson: If you do it, I'll publish your work.
Richard: Are you serious?
Carlson: I've never been more serious. When do you think you can return with street performances?
Richard: A couple of weeks.
Carlson: If they're as good as the rest of these pictures, it's a deal. [He shakes Richard's hand.]
Richard: You won't be disappointed, Mr. Carlson. Thanks. [He goes to the door without his book.]
Carlson: [He hands Richard his book.] Goodbye, Richard, and good luck. See you in two weeks. [They shake hands again.]
Richard: Goodbye, Mr. Carlson. Thanks. So if you like the street-performance photos, you'll really publish Family Album, U.S.A.?
Carlson: When I say something, I mean it. Go to work. Goodbye.
Richard: Goodbye.