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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The debate over who wrote the poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" that has been attributed to Clement Clark Moore rather than poet Henry Livingston examined; details given of clues about the authorship. [Literary sleuth Vassar College professor Don FOSTER - explains how the evidence indicates Moore did not write it.] [University of Massachusetts at Amherst historian Stephen NISSENBAUM - states the case for Moore.] [Livingston descendant Stephen Livingston THOMAS - opts for Livingston.]
- Brown, Aaron
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