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  • 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'

    'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'
    August Wilson, a great American writer of great American plays, and a great African American writer of great African American plays, gets the "American Masters" treatment in "The Ground on Which I Stand," an edition of the series "American Masters," premiering Friday on PBS.
  • Remembering the great Lesley Gore

    "I'M YOUNG, and I want to be young, I'm free and I want to be free/To live my life the way I choose, to say and do whatever I please!" Lesley Gore, belting out her prescient anthem, "You Don't Own Me," in 1964. YEARS AGO I interviewed Lesley Gore. She...

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works
    By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play. Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...

    PBS tells August Wilson's story

    'American Masters 5/8 August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' When: 9 p.m. Friday, PBS. PASADENA, Calif. The first documentary film biography of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson begins in his youth in Pittsburgh's Hill...

    TV Review: 'American Masters' documentary ably captures playwright, poet August Wilson

    Should the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh reopen and wish to honor its namesake, it would do well to screen the "American Masters" documentary "August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand" on a continuous loop. Then everyone who walked through the...