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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 10 The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters

First Aired: March 16, 1982

Humorist Jean Shepherd recalls "The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters" in a steel town during the '50s. Matt Dillon, James Broderick, Barbara Bolton, Jeff Yonis, William Lampley.

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The Fifth of July

Season 1, Episode 9

March 9, 1982

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Pilgrim, Farewell

Season 1, Episode 11

March 23, 1982