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.

An American Love Story: It's Another Year and I Ain't Gone

First Aired: September 14, 1999

“An American Love Story,” Part 4 of 10. “It's Been Another Year and I Ain't Gone” sifts through the fallout from Cicily's semester in Nigeria (“something major had happened,” says Karen). One bit of residue: Cicily comes down with malaria over the Christmas holidays, when Bill's parents come to visit. “It took a while for things to settle down,” says Bill, of the household commotion and his life in general. “Family's the most important thing,” he adds. “Everybody else is just an acquaintance. You can't trust anybody but your family.”

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  • Premise: 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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