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Conversation: Colum McCann, Author of 'TransAtlantic'

Clip: 06/21/2013 | 8m 10s

Frederick Douglass traveling through Ireland in 1845 to stir up support for his abolitionist cause. The first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919. Sen. George Mitchell in 1998 trying to forge a peace treaty in Northern Ireland. Those actual people and events are at the heart of a the new novel "TransAtlantic." Author Colum McCann talks with Jeffrey Brown about his latest book.

Aired: 06/21/13

Rating: NR

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