One of the most influential novels of the 20th century and one of biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird was the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee…until now.
On July 14, HarperCollins will release Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman, a companion to her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, originally written 55 years ago.
To honor this landmark literary event, THIRTEEN is celebration with “THIRTEEN Days of Harper Lee” from July 5-July 17, with events on-air, online, and in the community. Highlights include an online To Kill a Mockingbird book club; new, multimedia To Kill a Mockingbird classroom resources for teachers on PBS LearningMedia; a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) with filmmaker Mary Murphy on July 10, and a livestream discussion with the filmmaker on July 13.
American Masters will present a newly updated version of Emmy®-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy’s 2012 documentary Harper Lee: Hey, Boo, on American Masters Friday, July 10, 9 – 10:30 p.m.. Murphy (the author of Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird), will be live tweeting (#HarperLeePBS) during the broadcast. On July 13, THIRTEEN will also present a free screening of Harper Lee: American Masters and a Q&A with Murphy at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center streamed live online at thirteen.org/programs/american-masters.
THIRTEEN will celebrate the release of Go Set a Watchman with “THIRTEEN Days of Harper Lee,” a 13-day, multi-platform event on-air, online and in the community featuring web exclusive content; broadcast interstitials and more.
Schedule of events include:
July 5 Thirteen Days of Harper Lee launches at thirteen.org/americanmasters
July 6 To Kill a Mockingbird online book club in partnership with New York Public Library launches (runs through July 13)
July 7 New, multimedia To Kill a Mockingbird classroom resources for teachers on PBS LearningMedia
July 8 Online To Kill a Mockingbird quiz and Harper Lee book bundle giveaway
July 9 MetroFocus interview with Murphy premieres at 7 p.m. on WLIW21, 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN, 10:30 p.m. on NJTV and online
July 10 Harper Lee: American Masters at 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and THIRTEEN with Murphy live Twitter chat (#HarperLeePBS)
July 11 ReddIt AMA with Murphy at 2 p.m.ET
July 12 PBS NewsHour Weekend Harper Lee report premieres at 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN and 6:30 p.m. on WLIW21; encore broadcast of Harper Lee: American Masters at 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on THIRTEEN
July 13 Free screening of American Masters: Harper Lee and Q&A with Murphy at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. Watch the live discussion online at 7 pm at www.thirteen.org/americanmasters; NJTV News Harper Lee Feature during the NJTV News broadcast at 6 pm
July 14 Encore broadcast of Harper Lee: American Masters at 6:30 p.m. and late night at 1:30 a.m. on WORLDTM (check local listings) and WLIW World
July 15 Go Set a Watchman first chapter on the American Masters website; encore broadcast of Harper Lee: American Masters at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on WORLD (check local listings) and WLIW World
July 16 Go Set a Watchman: What Readers are Saying web feature
July 17 Six Degrees of Harper Lee web feature