“Forgotten Hollywood”- Special American Masters Double-Bill!

Posted on March 28, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   PBS guarantees a special Monday in store for you! American Masters is planning to air back-to-back documentaries about the astonishing lives of authors Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee. The biographies of these two extraordinary novelists will offer fabulous television programming for lucky viewers to enjoy.

    Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel airs at 9:00 pm; followed by Harper Lee: Hey, Boo at 10:00 pm (EST).



   The first program examines the life of the creator of Rhett Butler, Scarlett O’Hara, and other rich characters that shine in Gone with the Wind. Despite winning a Pulitzer Prize, Mitchell’s life was filled with anxiety and depression. Her untimely death left a nation stunned. A literary sequel would never emerge from the mind of this gifted writer.

   The next offering shares the ongoing story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern belle, who also has lived a life steeped in privacy. Her friendship with Truman Capote, and possible reasons why she never published another work after her success with To Kill a Mockingbird, will be the focus of this fine cinematic piece. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Oprah Winfrey, among others, reflect on the novel’s influence, popularity, and ways it has shaped our lives.

   Though their success took place nearly thirty years apart, both women were ahead of their time, challenged social order, and made a cultural impact with books that still resonate today.

   Check your local listings to find American Masters on PBS.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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