Censorship-Fighting Librarian Dies at 77

Librarian Anna "Jeanne" Layton defied a Davis County, Utah, commission in 1979 by keeping a banned book on her library's shelf. She was fired for her decision but took her case to federal court — and won. Layton died Saturday. She was 77.

Alex Chadwick talks to Peter Giacomo about his friend and former co-worker.

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