John Steinbeck: An American Writer
A profile of novelist John Steinbeck (1902-68) features comments from his widow, Elaine; son Thom; and writers Terrance McNally and Edward Albee. Also: why J. Edgar Hoover branded the writer a Communist. Actor Fred Ward reads excerpts from Steinbeck's works.
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)