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The historic real-life house that inspired 'Little Women'

Clip: 01/14/2020 | 6m 23s Video has closed captioning.

This year’s film version of “Little Women” received six Oscar nominations, including one for best picture. Author Louisa May Alcott was inspired to write her landmark novel, which was based on her own family, at Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of Boston’s WGBH looks at how Alcott’s sense of place yielded a work that still endures some 150 years later.

Aired: 01/14/20

Rating: NR

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