Conversation: Glenn Frankel's 'The Searchers'
"The Searchers" is, of course, the name of director John Ford's famous 1956 Western starring John Wayne. But it's also part of a much bigger American story, steeped in myth, told and re-told in different forms. It's now at the heart of a new book titled "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend."
Author Glenn Frankel was a longtime reporter and foreign correspondent for The Wasington Post. He's now director of the School of Journalism at the Universtiy of Texas at Austin. I spoke to him by phone earlier Friday about his book and its inspiration:
A transcript will be posted soon.