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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 16 Private Contentment

First Aired: April 27, 1982

In 1945, "Private Contentment" centers on a GI (Peter Gallagher) who learns disturbing secrets about his father. Lena: Kathryn Walker. Gail: Trini Alvarado. Script by Reynolds Price.