Dear...: Season 1

Dear...: Season 1

Dear...: Season 1

Renowned artists and figures read letters of gratitude from inspired fans who have gone on to achieve their own feats of greatness in this Apple+ series. Features filmmaker Spike Lee, scientist Jane Goodall, Oprah, Big Bird and more.

2020Rating: MUSA
Documentary
EPISODE 1.1

Spike Lee

Lee's film School Daze propels and educator to become the president of a historically black college.

EPISODE 1.2

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Hamilton creator inspires a father and daughter to overcome the challenges of fighting cancer.

EPISODE 1.3

Steve Wonder

Discovering Wonder's music restores the faith of a woman who woke up blind and helps her reconnect with the world.

EPISODE 1.4

Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey's trailblazing journey motivates a Georgia man to confront racism and run for elected office in his hometown.

EPISODE 1.5

Gloria Steinem

A woman is emboldened by Steinem's feminist activism to become a doctor at a time when society expected her to be a homemaker.

EPISODE 1.6

Big Bird

The beloved Sesame Street Star helps a young Indian American immigrant feel less alone in her new country.

EPISODE 1.7

Jane Goodall

The animal welfare activist's struggles and triumphs inspire two Balinese teenagers to start a movement of their own.

EPISODE 1.8

Aly Raisman

The perseverance young Raisman displayed in her Olympic quest helps a young gymnast who lost her leg defy the odds.

EPISODE 1.9

Yara Shahidi

Shahidi's commitment to social justice issues empowers a community organizer who grew up in foster homes to change the system.

EPISODE 1.10

Misty Copeland

The groundbreaking African American ballerina motivates an aspiring aerospace engineer to triumph over racial and gender boundaries.

Dear...: Season 1 / Reviews

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It's a pity that it's presented in a style reminiscent of an expensive, schmaltzy corporate video - but even viewers violently allergic to such things will have little trouble enduring it given the substance beneath.

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CNN

CNN

The eclectic lineup means your mileage may vary from episode to episode, but the underlying point -- celebrating the influence that such figures can have -- endorses the ability of celebrities to influence society in positive ways, or as Winfrey puts it, "drop pieces of light into people's lives."

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