James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
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Fri, Jun 28 7:00 P.M. NH World (11.3)  

This program is an in-depth portrait of James Baldwin, one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. Using archival material that reflects Baldwin's worldwide influence and appeal, the film includes interviews with family members, friends and notable colleagues, including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, William Styron, Amiri Baraka, Richard Avedon, and Bobby Short, among others. Segments were filmed in France, Turkey, and Harlem, all places where Baldwin lived. Through Baldwin's work as a writer (ever since his first book in 1953, "Go Tell It On The Mountain"), he has helped mobilize the civil rights movement, brought new awareness and compassion to both black and white readers, and shed light on what it is like to be black in America.

Episode Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 309

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Fri, Jun 28 7:00 P.M. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket     NH World (11.3)
Sat, Jun 29 12:00 A.M. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket     NH World (11.3)
Sat, Jun 29 8:00 A.M. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket     NH World (11.3)
Sat, Jun 29 2:00 P.M. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket     NH World (11.3)

About American Masters:

AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists.

Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America.

Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.


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