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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 25 The True Story of Gregorio Cortez

"The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez," based on a true incident, tells of a 1901 manhunt for a Mexican cowhand accused of murdering a lawman. Cortez: Edward James Olmos. Choate: Tom Bower. Sheriff: James Gammon. Blakely: Bruce McGill. Rogers: Brion James.