American Experience - Season 1, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Revisited


Episode Info

This program is part of the award-winning PBS series American Experience. This episode presents authors James Agee and Walker Evans as they examine events that have transpired since the publication of their book on Alabama tenant farmers. The two writers shared the Pulitzer Prize in 1936 for their incisive journalism. They look at how things are different -- and the same -- then and now. Archival film clips, photographs, and interviews are used to tell the updated story.

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