Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel
American Masters Season 26

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A profile of "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (1900-49), who blazed trails as one of Georgia's first female newspaper reporters. She also funded the education of the South's first black doctors with her "Gone With the Wind" money. Included: reenactments based on her letters; remarks by friend Sara Mitchell Parsons; Pat Conroy ("The Prince of Tides"); Pearl Cleage ("What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day"); and Molly Haskell ("Frankly My Dear: Gone With the Wind Revisited").