Return to the Wild: A Tragic True Story | OETA

Return to the Wild: A Tragic True Story

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Watch "Return to the Wild" Tuesday, December 9 at 9pm
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On OETA Tuesday, December 9 at 9pm, retrace the story of hiker Chris McCandless, who was found dead in the Alaskan wilderness.

The young American hiker, an accomplished son of successful middle class parents, was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling book and movie “Into the Wild.”

"Return to the Wild" retraces Chris McCandless’ steps to try to piece together why he severed all ties with his past, burnt or gave away all his money, changed his name and headed into the Denali Wilderness.

McCandless' own letters, released for the first time, as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a story that has become part of the American literary canon and compels so many to this day.

The entire program is also available to watch free online