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Episode Detail: A Death in the Family - Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection

An idyllic family copes with a sudden tragedy in this adaptation of “A Death in the Family,” James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning roman à clef set in Knoxville in 1915. The thinly disguised Agee character is 7-year-old Rufus Follet (Austin Wolff), the beloved son of Mary and Jay (Annabeth Gish, John Slattery), who adore each other. This bliss won't last long: Jay is involved in a serious auto accident. Mary, steeling herself for the worst, awaits word.

Episodes: Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (7)

10/5/2003: Our Town    Season 1, Episode 7
9/15/2002: Almost a Woman    Season 1, Episode 6
3/25/2002: A Death in the Family    Season 1, Episode 5
10/15/2001: The Ponder Heart    Season 1, Episode 4
5/2/2001: The Song of the Lark    Season 1, Episode 3
1/3/2001: The American    Season 1, Episode 2
10/25/2000: Cora Unashamed    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: October 25, 2000, on PBS
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Premise: A dramatic anthology featuring works by American writers such as Langston Hughes, Thornton Wilder and Willa Cather; and Puerto Rican migrant Esmeralda Santiago, whose memoirs `Almost a Woman' earned the series a Peabody Award in 2003. The occasionally airing series was spun off from `Masterpiece Theatre.'

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