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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 8 For Us, the Living

First Aired: March 22, 1983

"For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers" casts Howard E. Rollins Jr. as the civil-rights leader, whose fame followed his murder. Adapted from the book coauthored by Evers' widow Myrlie (Irene Cara), the film traces his final years. Dottie: Margaret Avery. Gloster Current: Roscoe Lee Browne. Jimbo Collins: Larry Fishburne.