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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 4, Episode 3 Solomon Northup's Odyssey

"Solomon Northup's Odyssey" dramatizes the true story of a black freeman who was kidnaped in Washington, D.C., and sold to slave traders. His experiences are the basis for Samm-Art Williams and Lou Potter's script, directed by Gordon Parks. Jenny: Rhetta Greene. Solomon: Avery Brooks. Epps: John Saxon. Anne: Petronia Paley.