Susan Orlean: Fire in the Temple of Books

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Susan Orlean is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a bestselling author who was immortalized by Meryl Streep in the film "Adaptation." Her latest book is a sweeping historical and cultural look at libraries, sparked by her interest in an event largely overlooked by the outside world - the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library. She talks to Steve Paikin about her book and the real-life event it's inspired by.
Episode:
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Aired:
Jan 17, 2019