Skip to comments.President Barack Obama to Introduce USA Network's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Airing
Posted on 04/03/2012 12:27:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama will provide a special introduction to USA Networks airing of the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lees novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Saturday at 8 p.m.
Im deeply honored that President Obama will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird by introducing it to a national audience, Pulitzer prize winner and famously media-shy Lee says. I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made and I'm proud to know that Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch lives on in a world that needs him now more than ever.
The film stars Peck as a lawyer in a small Alabama town who takes the tough case of a black man accused of raping a white woman. Told from the point of view of the attorney's daughter, the novel is heralded as one of the first to portray Americas race issues frankly and remains on many schools mandatory reading lists.
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I can’t turn on the TV without seeing his arrogant mug.
I can’t even watch Biggest Loser tonight! They’re going to the White House to work out with Michelle. I’ll PASS on that, thank you.
Man, how many time is he going to force himself on us. Last night, he ruined what was an otherwise drab NCAA Championship game. Now, he’s going to ruin an otherwise wonderful movie. What’s next, is he going to wave the green flag at the Indy 500? Sheeesh, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!
He has to be the focus of attention, all the time, or he throws a tantrum.
Too bad we can’t send him to his room.
Arouse them and they will vote....for me!!!!!
You would be surprised how many people think it is a true story.
Yeah....the rapist looked like his son...
Wonder what Truman Capote would say...since he wrote the book. :)
Agitate the black base - drive ‘em to the polls - highlight racial grievences - few options left......
Nope — Harper Lee
I had a professor in college who was from Monroeville, Alabama. He was kin to both Harper Lee and Truman Capote, at least I think he was.
He thought they both were amusing.
Gee, almost had to give up triming my nails, not now.
I cannot stand looking at or hearing that ass.
It’ll have to be Indy - because NASCAR fans made sure last year that the Obamas know we want NOTHING to do with him.
I think some people think Truman Capote actually wrote it.
My favorite movie of all time. My favorite book of all time. And this bastard is going to ruin it for me.
Mary Badham and Philip Alford (Scout and Jem) are still alive - there’s no reason in the world why they shouldn’t introduce this film. I’m sick of seeing that piece of sanctimonious crap all over the place - the whole NCAA final turned into a re-elect ME! commercial.
USA Network isn’t in my “Favorites” list. Oh well, I wasn’t going to watch it anyway. I was planning on digging out the DVD of Hitchcock’s, “The Birds” tonight. Guess I’ll go with Plan A.
Yeah, Harper, you're right - the world does indeed need Atticus Finch now more than ever.
But what does that have to do with Obama?
You know, the guy who just used his presidential position to incite murder against a man who never had a trial?
Like, for example, the type of person YOU WROTE Atticus Finch being AGAINST?
Like, the POINT of "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
:: crickets ::
We really need a way to break the power of the media propaganda.
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