Season 26, Episode 4 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel
First Aired: April 2, 2012
A profile of "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (1900-49), who blazed trails as one of Georgia's first female newspaper reporters. She also funded the education of the South's first black doctors with her "Gone With the Wind" money. Included: reenactments based on her letters; remarks by friend Sara Mitchell Parsons; Pat Conroy ("The Prince of Tides"); Pearl Cleage ("What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day"); and Molly Haskell ("Frankly My Dear: Gone With the Wind Revisited").
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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)