American Masters: Harper Lee: Hey Boo
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American Masters: Harper Lee: Hey Boo

Friday, March 29 at 10:30 p.m.

Explore the phenomenon behind To Kill a Mockingbird and the life of its Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Harper Lee.

The documentary reveals the context and history of the novel’s Deep South setting, and the social changes it inspired after publication. The popular film version, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, leaves an enduring image for the novel’s message. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and others reflect on the novel’s power, influence, popularity, and the ways it has shaped their lives.

Pictured above: Gregory Peck and Mary Badham on the set of the film "To Kill a Mockingbird."
At right: Author Harper Lee, in the 1960s, visiting the courtroom in her Alabama hometown of Monroeville.