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Inside Mercy Street

James Green Sr. (Gary Cole) and Jane Green (Donna Murphy) in a scene from MERCY STREET.
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James Green Sr. (Gary Cole) and Jane Green (Donna Murphy) in a scene from MERCY STREET.

Airs Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

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Donna Murphy, who stars in MERCY STREET as Jane Green, the quintessential Southern matriarch, takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the new PBS Civil War-era drama about Americans on the home front.
Courtesy of Henry Leutwyler
Donna Murphy, who stars in MERCY STREET as Jane Green, the quintessential Southern matriarch, takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the new PBS Civil War-era drama about Americans on the home front.
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Give $14 monthly ongoing or $168 during our TV membership campaign beginning March 4, and receive the “Inside Mercy Street” 2-Blu-ray set and book. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The book only is at the $96 level, as well as the DVD set only or Blu-ray set only.

“Inside Mercy Street” takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the new PBS Civil War-era drama about Americans on the home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in the nation’s history. Donna Murphy, who stars in MERCY STREET as Jane Green, the quintessential Southern matriarch, guides viewers through clips from the series, interviews with the creative team and tantalizing footage showcasing the compelling themes of this powerful new drama.

Set in Virginia in the spring of 1862, MERCY STREET follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict. The series, which premiered in Jan. 2016, has been enthusiastically received by audiences across the country.

“It has been a pleasure to launch this new series on PBS and so gratifying that millions of viewers have responded so positively,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “'Inside Mercy Street' provides a unique perspective behind the creation of this series, which has been a labor of love for everyone involved.”

“MERCY STREET is a remarkable story that portrays perhaps the most challenging time in our nation’s history,” said Executive Producer Lisa Q. Wolfinger. “Our diverse and colorful cast of characters – Union doctors, female volunteers, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists – bring to life the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital.”

"Inside Mercy " on the harsh realities of life in Alexandria during the occupation, and provides insight into slavery, the life of a Civil War soldier and the role of spies, and how women’s roles and self-identity changed almost overnight with the start of the war.

This program was produced by Inky Dinky Worldwide, Inc.

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