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American Playhouse

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One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb dramas and musicals by the likes of (to name just a few) Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Lanford Wilson, Mark Twain, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin and Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps the most memorable (and (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 1 The Shady Hill Kidnapping

First Aired: January 12, 1982

In John Cheever's "The Shady Hill Kidnapping," the disappearance of a child spurs a suburban community into activity. Wooster: George Grizzard. Mrs. Wooster: Polly Holliday. Louise: Judith Ivey.