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Allan Gurganus on To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Aired: 04/02/2012
  • 02:40
  • Rating: NR
Allan Gurganus, author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and The Practical Heart, discusses the ways that Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird influenced him as an adolescent. The novelist's ability to distill national issues into a local, familiar setting, he says, made him excited about literature. Harper Lee: Hey Boo airs Monday April 2nd at 10 p.m. (check local listings).
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