American Masters

The fake news behind Edgar Allan Poe's reputation

Clip: Season 31 Episode 8 | 2m 35s

When Edgar Allan Poe died under mysterious circumstances, his literary rival, Rufus W. Griswold, wrote a high-profile obituary filled with falsehoods that cast him as a lunatic and a madman.

Aired: 10/30/17

Rating: NR

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