Harper Lee: Hey Boo (#2504)
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Full Program: Discover how how the beloved novel To Kill A Mockingbird came to be written 01:24:40
Childress explains how the character Scout had a radical viewpoint in the segregated south 02:37
The acclaimed author discusses To Kill a Mockingbird as an agent of radical change 03:05
Full Program: McBride reflects on Harper Lee's subtle activism and the role of writers in civil rights 03:29
The Pulitzer Prize winning author discusses the impact of Harper Lee's characters 03:35
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Series Description: AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.
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James Levine: America's Maestro (#2403)
This documentary captures the essence of conductor James Levine's musicianship, and teaching and performance styles, while looking back at creative milestones since his Met debut in 1971 at the... [56 minutes]
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- Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler (#2802)
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- Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel (#2503)
- Judy Garland: By Myself (#1704)
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- August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand (#2705)
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