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Season 20, Episode 14 Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner

First Aired: December 12, 2007

An exceptional documentary about award-winning playwright Tony Kushner, best known for “Angels in America.” It chronicles his life from 2001 through 2004, and recalls his childhood in Louisiana; his coming out to his parents, including its impact on his father, William (who is interviewed); and his initial success with “Angels.” Also: his collaboration with children's author Maurice Sendak on “Brundibar”; his 2003 autobiographical Broadway musical, “Caroline, or Change”; his wedding ceremony.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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