American Experience

Interview with Andy Carroll

Clip: Season 14 Episode 1 | 3m 6s

Andy Carroll is the founder and director of the Legacy Project, which honors those who have served the nation in wartime by preserving their letters. He is the author of War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from America's Wars, which inspired the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary. Hear about Andy's interest in preserving letters and some of the behind-the-scenes stories of the Legacy Project.

Aired: 05/17/11

Rating: NR

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