Season 9 - American Masters (1985)
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Season 9 Series:

30 Nov 1994
S9, Ep1 - Rediscovering Will Rogers


Biography of Will Rogers, who, during the generation before World War Two, was one of America's best known journalists, movie actors, stage performers and international ambassadors of good will. The story is told through interviews, photographs, newsreel clips and excerpts from feature films in which he starred. Narrated by Edwin Newman.
19 Dec 1994
S9, Ep2 - Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage


A study of Tennessee Williams's life and work as a whole, ranging from his youth in Mississippi and in St. Louis to success and acclaim, followed by the final difficult years. Includes some of the most celebrated scenes from film adaptations of Williams' work, among them extracts of _Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)_,Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), _Night of the Iguana, The (1964)_, and _Suddenly, Last Summer (1993) (TV)_. Contains footage of Williams being interviewed, including conversations with David Frost, 'Edward R. Murrow (I)', and Melvyn Bragg, as well as reminiscences from people who knew and worked with him, among them Edward Albee, Gore Vidal, and ...
15 Feb 1995
S9, Ep3 - Plácido Domingo: A Musical Life


22 Mar 1995
S9, Ep4 - Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul


Comprised of interviews with Poe scholars, dramatic sequences, and an adaptation of "The Cask of Amontillado", this documentary covers the life of Edgar Allen Poe thoroughly from a number of perspectives.