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Hot Type: Scott Turow on 'Personal Injuries'

Hot Type hosts literary giants, first-time writers and authors of all stripes as it explores issues and ideas in the print world and beyond. As host since the show's 1998 debut, Evan Solomon interviews literary heavyweights like J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Roddy Doyle and Margaret Atwood, as well as a puppeteer, a female wrestler and an Apollo astronaut. This Gemini Award-winning show has been a mainstay on CBC Newsworld for more than a decade. The CBC Digital Archives features fascinating and engaging interviews from Hot Type's second season (1999-2000).

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Scott Turow has sold over 25 million books worldwide, but he still hangs on to his day job as a criminal defence lawyer in Chicago. In this November 1999 interview, the Presumed Innocent author discusses his most recent hit Personal Injuries and explains why he still works two jobs. 
• While Turow graduated from Harvard Law School in 1978, he previously held a master's degree in creative writing from Stanford.
• In 1995, Turow worked pro bono to help win the release of Alejandro Hernandez, an Illinois man who spent five years on death row after being wrongfully convicted of murder.
• Turow's bibliography includes two non-fiction works: One L (1977), about his experience in law school and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty.
Medium: Television
Program: Hot Type
Broadcast Date: Nov. 19, 1999
Guest(s): Scott Turow
Host: Evan Solomon
Duration: 18:03

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