A New Documentary About Parade's Leo Frank

PlayBlog   A New Documentary About Parade's Leo Frank
 
"The People v. Leo Frank," a 90-minute documentary airing on PBS Nov. 2, tells the true-life crime tale that inspired the Tony Award-winning 1998 musical Parade, which was recently revised and revived in London and Los Angeles.

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The documentary is screened in the New York City area at 10 PM on Channel 13. Check local listings.

In 1913, Leo Frank, a Jewish northerner working as a superintendant in a Marietta, GA, factory, was accused of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan. He was tried, his conviction was commuted to life in prison rather than death, but an angry mob lynched him. Dramatic re-enactments with actors Seth Gilliam and Will Janowitz spice the documentary.

CNN.com has a fresh report about the case here.

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