Sat. 8 pm: Warren book collection inspires Pulitzer documentary

WARREN – Books have been a lifelong obsession for Larry Gianakos.

“When I was a teenager, I never thought of automobiles,” the Warren native said. “I thought of first editions.”

Gianakos, 64, became an author himself, creating the seven-volume reference work “Television Drama Series Programming: A Comprehensive Chronicle, 1947-2008.” And that fascination with books inspired him to try to amass a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning works – a collection that helped inspire the documentary “The Pulitzer at 100,” which premieres Friday in New York.

John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” winner of the 1940 Pulitzer, started his collection.

Read more about Gianakos’ collection in Sunday’s Tribune Chronicle.