PBS NewsHour

Jeff Daniels on getting in character to play Atticus Finch

Clip: 08/23/2019 | 4m 52s Video has closed captioning.

Small-town Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most recognizable characters in American literature. In the recent Broadway update of the classic American story, actor Jeff Daniels plays Finch. Jeffrey Brown talks to Daniels, who received a Tony nomination for the role, about how he got into character for it.

Aired: 08/23/19

Rating: NR

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