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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 2, Episode 5 The File on Jill Hatch

First Aired: February 15, 1983

"The File on Jill Hatch," a three-part saga about a black GI (Joe Morton), his white wife (Frances Tomelty) and their daughter Jill during the height of U.S. civil-rights activism. Part 1 recalls the couple's courtship in England during World War II. Mr. Bennett: John Atkinson. Mrs. Bennett: Sheila Gill. Young Billy: Daniel Redgrave. Mrs. Hatch: Gloria Foster.