American Playhouse

  • 1982
  • 11 Seasons

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.

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Triple Play II

"Triple Play II," a trilogy of films: "Peacemaker," about a '50s youth fearful of the A-bomb; "Astronomy," about a 7-year-old who dreams of escaping from poverty; "The Price of Life," about a young man in a futuristic world. Lukas Haas, Jeffrey DeMunn, Marg Helgenberger, America Martin, Kathleen York, Jim Youngs.

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Emmys 2019

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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