American Masters

The secret mother-daughter collaboration on “Little House”

Clip: 12/29/2020 | 4m 6s  | Video has closed captioning.

Recent scholarship has shed light on the secret collaboration between Widler and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane on the “Little House” series. Rose encouraged her mother to write the books worked closely with her on the crafting and initial editing of the stories. Though Rose denied any involvement with the books, a series of letters between the two collaborators reveals much more.

Aired: 12/29/20

Rating: NR

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