American Masters

Richard Russo on To Kill a Mockingbird

Clip: Season 29 Episode 5 | 3m 34s

Novelist Richard Russo describes how he reluctantly read To Kill a Mockingbird as a student in Catholic school. Russo explains how the relationships described in the book influenced him as a writer and provided inspiration for his own characters in his Pulitzer prize-winning novel, Empire Falls. Harper Lee: Hey Boo airs Monday April 2nd at 10 p.m. (check local listings).

Aired: 04/01/12

Rating: NR

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