FAQ: The Friday Afternoon Question


The phone rings, email dings. I do my best to answer.

Martha, who posed the question, was calling me from Mississippi. We had a nice chat, she made me smile. She was passionate about her topic and on a mission. She reached me on her third try.

Question: I’m looking for the PBS documentary (The People v. Leo Frank) that Los Angeles magazine contributor Steve Oney appeared in, based on his book And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank.

Answer: The docu/film won’t be for sale on the PBS store’s site until next year but you can purchase a copy through the film’s website. To purchase Oney’s book on the topic: And the Dead Shall Rise… Steve’s last buzzed about story for the magazine was Manson: An Oral History.