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 5, Episode 4 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

A four-part adaptation of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" begins in 1844 St. Petersburg, Mo., where Huck (Patrick Day) is abducted by his alcoholic father (Frederic Forrest). Widow Douglas: Sada Thompson. Miss Watson: Anne Shropshire. Jim: Samm-Art Williams. Tom Sawyer: Eugene Oakes.

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