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Mary McDonagh Murphy to Release Harper Lee Documentary

Filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy has created a new documentary about celebrated author Harper Lee entitled Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.

According to Shelf Awareness, the film will feature interviews with Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, James McBride, James Patterson, Wally Lamb, and Oprah Winfrey. Some of those celebrities can be seen in the trailer embedded above.

Initially, the film will have a limited release in New York City and Los Angeles starting May 13th with a nationwide release to follow. Last year, Murphy published Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird for the book’s 50th anniversary.

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Seymour Hersh Wins Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

9780060195915.jpgInvestigative journalist and author Seymour Hersh has won the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism, celebrating 40 years of work.

Since beginning his career on the police beat in Chicago, Hersh has won five George Polk Awards, two National Magazine Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the My Lai massacre in 1969. He’s written eight books, most recently “Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib.” The distinguished list of winners included Tom Brokaw of NBC News and John F. Burns of The New York Times.

Here’s a statement from ICFJ chairman James F. Hoge, Jr.: “Sy Hersh can find the hidden story like no other … Without him, many critiques of policy and policy-makers would never have been part of our public dialogue or history.”