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'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'
'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'

August Wilson, a great American writer of great American plays, and a great African American writer of great African American plays, gets the "American Masters" treatment in "The Ground on Which I Stand," an edition of the series "American Masters," premiering Friday on PBS. Directed by Sam Pollard (longtime Spike Lee editor, producer of not literally innumerable but impressively many TV documentaries), it's the usual mix of talking heads, including colleagues, scholars friends and relations, and archival clips, including interviews with Wilson, who died at 60 in 2005, and performances of his plays on stage, and on film. But it has an unusual...

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