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Connections: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Turns 35

Halloween is the perfect day to focus on one of the most controversial book series of all time -- and perhaps the most banned. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark turns 35 years old.

The books remain heavily debated, targeted by parents and religious groups, and beloved by many young readers. Why are we drawn to gore and the macabre? Are the stories harmless fun, or do the protesters have a point? Our panel dives in:

  • Chris Fanning, public relations associate for Writers & Books
  • Xandi DiMatteo, teen librarian for the Rochester Public Library, Central
  • Christine Green, literary arts columnist for the Democrat and Chronicle
  • Ethan Green, Scary Stories to Read in the Dark fan; 12 years old
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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