Sad news from Alabama today: Nelle Harper Lee passed away last night. Director Mary Murphy will be talking about Lee’s legacy on NPR, CBC, CNN & on CBS Sunday Morning, and “Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman” will be rebroadcast on PBS.
The Making Of The Wiz Live! is now available for online streaming! Watch below, or check it out on NBC.com.
Interview Ne Yo? Teenage son suddenly interested in what Mom is working on. pic.twitter.com/a48hCDmdfw
— mary murphy (@jeanlouisefinch) November 2, 2015
The Making Of The Wiz Live, a special program produced by Mary Murphy & Co. in coordination with NBC and Peacock Productions, is set to air on NBC this November 25, a week before the live NBC broadcast of The Wiz. Be sure to tune in!
Harper Lee: American Masters documentary filmmaker and author Mary McDonagh Murphy met with Harper Lee and Lee’s close friend and benefactor Joy Brown on June 30, 2015, in Monroeville, Alabama at The Prop & Gavel restaurant prior to the publication of Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman. In an American Masters web exclusive, Murphy reports on her meeting with Lee about the new novel and shares interviews with Lee’s lawyer, Tonja B. Carter, Lee’s current literary agent, Andrew Nurnberg, and Lee’s friend Wayne Flynt, an Alabama historian. The report features never-before-seen photos of Lee, who when presented with a printed copy of her new novel for the first time, remarked, “Wonderful.”
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird has been newly re-released as Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman. The updated documentary includes all the old interviews and material in addition to brand new details about Lee’s new book and a brief encounter with the author herself. The updated documentary, which aired on PBS on July 10, 2015 as part of the American Masters program, is now available on iTunes.