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Jessica Mitford discusses her book, "Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking" ; part 1

BROADCAST: May. 17, 1979 | DURATION: 00:53:29

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Journalist and author Jessica Mitford discusses her life and her work as a muckraker journalist including her exposing The Famous Writer's School and her "short and happy life as a professor" at San Jose State University. She also discusses her books, "The American Way of Death," "Kind and Usual Punishment: The Prison Business," and "Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking."