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NPR's 'World Cafe' Tours Graceland and Interviews Lisa Marie Presley

January 16, 2013

In a new project by NPR's World Cafe, the production features "Sense of Place: Memphis," a video documentary which looks at the many landmarks of the Bluff City. In this installment, they pay a visit to Graceland and speak with Public Relations Director Kevin Kern about why fans continue to flock to the king's home.

Kern gives NPR a personal tour of the estate and shares how Graceland was really a home to the singer. Fans can walk through the mansion and learn more about Elvis' experience inside the home. He also offers up a few facts listeners may not know about the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

In addition, Lisa Marie Presley reflects on memories of growing up in Graceland and spending time with her father in a radio interview with NPR. She describes what it's like for her today with the house's status as a tourist destination. Finally, author Robert Gordon tells the story of the time he got kicked out of Graceland while on a writing assignment.

Watch the video tour of Graceland and listen to the complete interview with Lisa Marie Presley by visiting Also, check out NPR's look at the legendary Sun Studio by clicking here. Want to plan your own rock 'n' roll pilgrimage to Memphis? Check out our free online trip planner!