Scout Dialogue: Writers Collection

Author Kirk Wallace Johnson

Special | 28m 47s

Marcia Franklin talks with author Kirk Wallace Johnson about his book, "The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century." The book details his investigation into a major theft of rare bird feathers from a British museum. The feathers were illegally sold to salmon fly tyers. Johnson discusses why the crime has been so damaging to the field of natural history.

Aired: 01/03/20

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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