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Movie Boosts Traffic to 'Into the Wild' Shrine

In an All Things Considered story last month about the new film version of the book Into the Wild, its author, Jon Krakauer, expressed concerns about the movie's impact on the bus where the real-life Christopher McCandless lived for four months in the summer of 1992.

The bus, just outside of Denali National Park in Alaska, has become a makeshift shrine to the young traveler who lost his life there.

Now, a part of the bus has been auctioned off on eBay.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.