Susan Orlean on Dog Superstar, Rin Tin Tin

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Hour 2

Writer SUSAN ORLEAN’S new book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, tells the fascinating story of the famous German Shepard and his enduring popularity. Rin Tin Tin was discovered as a puppy on a WWI battlefield by American soldier Lee Duncan who brought him back to the states and helped launch the canine’s Superstar career. Over the years the character of Rin Tin Tin stared in dozens of movies, in radio shows and a television series. Rin Tin Tin’s paw print even appears on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Marty talks to Orlean about Rinty, the history of animals in film and the bond between dogs and humans.

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