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 controversial) presentation: `Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City,' which won a Peabody Award.

Season 8, Episode 10 The Meeting

First Aired: May 3, 1989

"The Meeting" depicts a hypothetical encounter between Martin Luther King Jr. (Jason Bernard) and Malcolm X (Dick Anthony Williams) at the height of the civil-rights movement. Rashad: Paul Benjamin. Detective: Paul W. Smith. FBI Agent: Michael Thoma.

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