Patricia Riley - Part 5: Githa's Father: "The Man Who Went Through Three Fortunes"
Patricia Riley, author of the groundbreaking 2009 biography "Looking for Githa," discusses Githa's father John George Sowerby, who inspired the character of rebellious young John Rutherford in RUTHERFORD AND SON. Unlike Githa's grandfather, John George was more interested in art than business--and he went through three different fortunes in the course of his artistic pursuits. Angered at her father's spendthrift hedonism, Githa channeled her rage into writing RUTHERFORD AND SON. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson.