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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 9 The Fifth of July

First Aired: March 9, 1982

Richard Thomas and Swoosie Kurtz re-create their Broadway roles in "Fifth of July," the first of Lanford Wilson's three plays about the Talley clan of Lebanon, Mo. June: Joyce Reehling Christopher. Aunt Sally: Helen Stenborg. John: Jonathan Hogan. Jed: Jeff Daniels. Shirley: Cynthia Nixon.

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Season 1, Episode 8

March 2, 1982

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The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters

Season 1, Episode 10

March 16, 1982