Season 28, Episode 1 Salinger

First Aired: January 21, 2014

An insightful look at the life of J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), the influential writer who stepped away from the spotlight following the success of his 1951 novel "The Catcher in the Rye." Included: his relationship with Oona O'Neill; WWII experiences; and involvement with younger women, including writer Joyce Maynard. The documentary features archival footage and photos; and remarks from friends, colleagues and such admirers as John Cusack and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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  • Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)

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