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Exploring "The Nation's Eyesore."

Writer Robert Sullivan. His new book "The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures At the Edge of a City" (Scribner) is about his intrepid trek into the swamp land five miles outside of New York City, where decades of garbage, chemicals, and corpses have been dumped. Ian Frazier calls is "funny, interesting, surprising and bizarre." Part of the book was excerpted recently in The New York Times Magazine (Feb 15). Sullivan is contributing editor at Vogue. He also writes for The New Yorker, Conde Naste Travler, The New Republic and Rolling Stone.

21:13

From the Archives: Exploring "The Nation's Eyesore."

Writer Robert Sullivan. Now in paperback, his book "The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures At the Edge of a City" (Anchor books) is about his intrepid trek into the swamp land five miles outside of New York City, where decades of garbage, chemicals, and corpses have been dumped. Ian Frazier calls it "funny, interesting, surprising and bizarre." Sullivan also writes for The New Yorker, Conde Naste Travler, The New Republic and Rolling Stone. (REBROADCAST from 3/25/98)

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