John Steinbeck was nearing 60 when he decided to go on a road trip around the country with his poodle. That trip turned into his last major book, Travels with Charley. Fifty years later, we've been revisiting Steinbeck's stops to see how life in America has changed. We wind up the trip in Steinbeck's home turf of Monterey, California. Steinbeck concluded that you can't go home again, and fled the city as quickly as possible. But our guide, Diana Garcia, begs to differ. Produced by John Biewen, of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
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