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James Patterson on completing Michael Crichton's "Eruption"

Writer Michael Crichton, whose blockbuster novels, films and TV series included "Jurassic Park" and "ER," died in 2008, leaving behind an unfinished thriller about a volcanic eruption that imperils all life on Earth. Bestselling author James Patterson was tasked with completing Crichton's book, and now, 16 years later, "Eruption" is finally being unleashed in bookstores. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Patterson, and with Michael's widow, Sherri Alexander Crichton, about bringing back the voice of a master storyteller.


"48 Hours" preview

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was convicted of murder in 2015 and later died by suicide in a Massachusetts prison. Best-selling author James Patterson calls it the most troubling crime story of our time. He takes on the case in his new book, "All-American Murder," which raises the question of whether a degenerative brain disease linked to football could have caused his violent behavior. Patterson joins "CBS This Morning" to preview his "48 Hours" special, which airs Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10/9c on CBS.

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