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Season 02, Episode 01 Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Jul 6, 1987
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Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer Jul 6, 1987 Presents a biography of Nobel Prize winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer as he converses with friends in a popular cafeteria, responds to post-lecture questions, and addresses people in his study.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Directed by William Wyler

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May 1, 1986
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Directed by William Wyler May 1, 1986 A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Rubinstein Remembered

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Jul 20, 1987
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Rubinstein Remembered Jul 20, 1987 A 100th anniversary tribute to the famous virtuoso pianist, Arthur Rubinstein.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Nik and Murray

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Jul 27, 1987
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Nik and Murray Jul 27, 1987 A story of two talented personalities, Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis, and their collaborations in the world of dance.

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Season 02, Episode 05 George Gershwin Remembered

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Aug 24, 1987
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George Gershwin Remembered Aug 24, 1987 The music of the unique American master composer (as well as his brother Ira) with insights from his collaborators and friends.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Maurice Sendak: Mon Cher Papa

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Aug 31, 1987
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Maurice Sendak: Mon Cher Papa Aug 31, 1987 Maurice Sendak,the renowned illustrator is no stranger to television. He has been featured on "magazines" such as "60 Minutes." His "Really Rosie!" published in the 1950's, was seen as an animation special long before being adapted for a stage musical. Still undaunted, however, he returns this evening at 9 on WNET to sit for a portrait in "Mon Cher Papa." This hour long program is a presentation of "American Masters," a weekly anthology of profiles on this country's leading figures in the creative arts.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Negro Ensemble Company

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Sep 14, 1987
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The Negro Ensemble Company Sep 14, 1987 An ode to the work of the African American theater group founded in the late 60s and its impact on the performing arts.

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Season 02, Episode 08 Unanswered Prayers: The Life and Times of Truman Capote

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Sep 21, 1987
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Unanswered Prayers: The Life and Times of Truman Capote Sep 21, 1987 The evolution of the novelist and his impact on other artists and American culture.

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Season 02, Episode 09 The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table

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Sep 28, 1987
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The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table Sep 28, 1987 Profile of the group of writers and humorists who formed lasting friendships and collaborations centered on their daily lunches at New York City's Algonquin Hotel through the 1920s, which led to scathing satire of cultural and social trends of the Roaring '20s. Their conflicts and romances are explored, with central figures including Dorothy Parker and Alexander Woollcott. As the decade progressed, they increasingly found themselves drawn apart by literary ambitions, as well as by social issues including the Sacco and Vanzetti case.

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Season 02, Episode 10 Buster Keaton: Hard Act to Follow

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Nov 18, 1987
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Buster Keaton: Hard Act to Follow Nov 18, 1987 A look at Buster Keaton, an early star of film comedies.

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