"The Passionate Eye is a new series of great CBC documentaries from the past, hosted by Douglas Leiterman from the legendary series This Hour Has Seven Days. [...] Summer In Mississippi [is] a stark, uncompromising study of the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi and packs quite an emotional punch. The images of burning crosses and blacks being beaten are as vivid as ever seen on TV. Powerful and compelling viewing."
-- Jim Bawden
Bawden, Jim. "Documentary, music series." Toronto Star, September 12, 1992.