Harper Lee: American Masters

Harper Lee: American Masters

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Pictured: Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee in a local courthouse while visiting her home town.

Credit: Courtesy of Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

In celebration of Harper Lee's life and achievements, WXXI is proud to present American Masters: Harper Lee.

One of the most influential American novels of the 20th century and biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird was believed to be the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926). However, on July 14, 2015 HarperCollins released Lee’s earliest known work, Go Set a Watchman, featuring characters from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which was published 55 years ago (July 11, 1960). American Masters presents a newly updated version of Emmy®-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy’s 2012 documentary Harper Lee: Hey, Boo, broadcast as Harper Lee: American Masters airs Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD.