American Masters

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An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Ball, Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish and Leonard Bernstein (among others) won Emmys, and a study of the Algonquin...

Season 26, Episode 3 Harper Lee: American Masters

First Aired: April 2, 2012

A profile of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, whose childhood in Monroeville, Ala., provided the inspiration for the classic 1960 novel. The documentary also delves into the making of the Oscar-winning 1962 film; Lee's friendship with childhood neighbor Truman Capote; and the impact the novel had and still has on readers. Included: remarks by Lee's sister Alice Finch Lee.

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  • Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)

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