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Ernest Hemingway at his home in Cuba in the 1950's (Courtesy AE Hotchner/JFK Library)
Ernest Hemingway at his home in Cuba in the 1950's (Courtesy AE Hotchner/JFK Library)

Close your eyes and try to imagine all the materials, artifacts, and letters housed at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

Did you imagine an archive of materials from Ernest Hemingway?

It turns out, you should have. And that rich store of handwritten letters, typed manuscript drafts, photographs, and film helped directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell a newer, more nuanced story about the author. Their documentary, 'Hemingway,' is premiering on PBS this week.

We sat down with Lynn Novick, and Hilary Justice, the Hemingway scholar in residence at the JFK Presidential Library.

This segment aired on April 6, 2021.

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