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P.O.V. | Wrestling With Angels | Preview | PBS

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  • POV

    Program: POV #2014
    Broadcast Date: Dec. 13, 2007

Tony Kushner, whose epochal "Angels in America" won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, has emerged as one of the country's leading playwrights — and one of its fiercest moral critics.

In the film "Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner," Oscar-winning director Freida Lee Mock (P.O.V.'s "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision") followed Kushner for three tumultuous years, from September 11, 2001 to the 2004 presidential election, to delve into the passions that keep him reaching for the great American play.

Actresses Marcia Gay Harden, Meryl Streep, Tonya Pinkins and Emma Thompson, directors Mike Nichols and George C. Wolfe, and writer/artist Maurice Sendak are seen collaborating with Kushner on such landmark works as "Angels in America"; "Caroline, or Change" and "Homebody/Kabul." Find out more at www.pbs.org/pov/pov2007/tonyku...

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Post Date: March 22, 2007