PBS NewsHour

Remembering Tom Clancy, 66, blockbuster novelist

Clip: 10/02/2013 | 3m 8s

Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died in Baltimore at the age of 66. His espionage novels ushered in a new genre of military thrillers and spawned successful films. What made Clancy's books so popular? Gwen Ifill talks to NPR book commentator Alan Cheuse about the late author's characters and strong imagination.

Aired: 10/02/13

Rating: NR

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