Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been a national pastime for five decades -- it is still selling nearly a million copies a year, its classic popularity and power are a common reference. And the courtroom image of Gregory Peck, as the passionate Atticus Finch, gave us an enduring picture for the novel's message. Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said she wanted to be Alabama's Jane Austen. This program explores her life and unravels its mysteries, particularly why she never published again. Illuminated with family photos, revealing personal letters and an exclusive interview with her sister, Alice Finch Lee (100 years old), the film is steeped in the texture of the novel's Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young reflect on how "Mockingbird" shaped their lives.
Billie Jean KingPhilip Roth: UnmaskedThe Day Carl Sandburg DiedMargaret Mitchell: American RebelCab Calloway: SketchesPhil Ochs: There But for FortuneCharles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the PainterJohn Muir in the New WorldTroubadoursJeff Bridges: The Dude Abides
Saturday, January 4th and Sunday, January 5th
The Essex Resort & Spa and Essex Cinemas
Get your tickets today.Free screenings throughout Vermont. This month: The State of ArizonaA new PBS site for America's booming 50+ population as they plan for a new life stage.