In the meantime, Oliver has heard that an edict has been handed down at CNN forbidding her close friends to help her in any way, and she's been "having a hard time," she says, getting her mail and messages. ("I'm not aware of anything official like that," says CNN spokesperson Steve Haworth. "But I can't deny that no one in the organization has said something along those lines.") There have, however, been reassuring things happening as well. "I've been getting a lot of invitations from journalism schools, radio talk-show hosts and other organizations to speak, and I don't think that Jack and I would be getting those if some people didn't believe us." She maintains hope, if not for vindication, then at least for a deeper critique, in a broader forum, of the story she and Smith tried to tell. "I think that over time we will find that Tailwind was not the only incident of this kind. I don't know if that will happen fast enough for me to work in television again," she says. "But I will never regret doing that piece."