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Watch Harper Lee see a finished copy of “Go Set a Watchman” for the first time

Harper Lee Mary Murphy Photo: © 2015 Mary Murphy and Company LLC

New York’s PBS flagship station THIRTEEN is all over the release of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” her much anticipated follow-up novel to “To Kill A Mockingbird”.

THIRTEEN Days of Harper Lee is a 13-day, multi-platform event celebrating the release of “Go Set a Watchman” that runs through Friday, July 17.

As part of the festivities Harper Lee: American Masters documentary filmmaker and author Mary McDonagh Murphy met with Harper Lee and company on June 30, 2015, in Monroeville, Alabama 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.”

Other programming goodies include a quiz How Well Do You Know Harper Lee?, famous quotes from the novel and the airing of a newly updated version of Emmy®-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy’s 2012 documentary Harper Lee: Hey, Boo,.

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