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 9, Episode 3 Zora Is My Name!

First Aired: February 14, 1990

Ruby Dee plays African-American folklorist Zora Neale Hurston in "Zora Is My Name!" which weaves Hurston's experiences with "words and stories that carry the history and humor" of Southern blacks. Set in Hurston's birthplace of Eatonville, Fla., the cast includes Flip Wilson, Louis Gossett Jr. and Guy Davis.

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