'To Kill a Mockingbird' Turns 50
"Oprah Winfrey tried to coax Harper Lee onto her talk show, and they met for lunch in New York City. And Oprah told me that within 20 minutes she knew that there was no way in the world she would be getting an interview. And in fact Harper Lee had said to her, if you know the character Boo Radley, then you know why I won’t be giving you an interview. And Oprah said she immediately thought, ok, Boo Radley is not coming on my show."
— Mary McDonagh Murphy, author of “Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird” and maker of the documentary film, “Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Listen to the interview here. 

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Turns 50

"Oprah Winfrey tried to coax Harper Lee onto her talk show, and they met for lunch in New York City. And Oprah told me that within 20 minutes she knew that there was no way in the world she would be getting an interview. And in fact Harper Lee had said to her, if you know the character Boo Radley, then you know why I won’t be giving you an interview. And Oprah said she immediately thought, ok, Boo Radley is not coming on my show."

 Mary McDonagh Murphy, author of “Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird” and maker of the documentary film, “Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Listen to the interview here. 

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Number of books sold since they were selected by Oprah and then discussed and promoted on Oprah’s Book Club. 

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