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American Masters

Spirituality and Meditation in Salinger's Writing


J.D. Salinger's spirituality and struggle to reconcile living in an imperfect world are reflected in much of his writing. In this film outtake from "Salinger," writer David Shields, actor Edward Norton, Bookworm radio host Michael Silverblatt and teacher Mark Howland describe the spiritual themes, Zen, Buddhism and meditation in Salinger's writing.

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Mike Nichols: American Masters

The late, great director (The Graduate, Angels in America) discusses his 50-year career.


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The Women's List

Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Greenfield-Sanders’ new film.


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Mike Nichols and "The Graduate"

Mike Nichols won an Academy Award for directing "The Graduate," his second film.


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Mike Nichols' Laugh

Stars of theater and film remember Mike Nichols' famous, uncontrollable laughter.


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Comedian Margaret Cho on Her Parents

Margaret Cho is an American stand-up comedian known for social and political critiques.


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