50th Anniversary of ‘In Cold Blood’

The World

Fifty years ago today, Truman Capote came across an article in The New York Times about an entire family murdered in their Kansas home. He immediately began to investigate the crime and write what became the first major piece of literary non-fiction: “In Cold Blood.” Patricia Cornwell, best-selling crime writer, and true-crime television journalist Bill Kurtis talk with us about Capote’s work, why it remains popular and how it helped launch our national obsession with true-crime journalism.

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