director Freida Lee Mock followed Pulitzer Prize winner
Tony 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. In P.O.V.'s Wrestling With Angels:
Playwright Tony Kushner, Mock captured
actresses Marcia Gay Harden, Meryl Streep, Tonya Pinkins,
and Emma Thompson, directors Mike Nichols and George Wolfe,
and writer/artist Maurice Sendak collaborating with
Kushner on such landmark works as Angels in
America, Caroline, or Change, and Homebody/Kabul.
Angels will be broadcasted at 9 p.m., Wednesday, December
12 (check local listings). Go to PBS.org for more information.
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