March 20th, 2013
Philip Roth
Film Excerpt: Writing is Invention/Invention is Writing

The writing process of Philip Roth: “I invent a character as I go along,” he says. “You must find everything about this man. Who he is, where he’s from, what he’s done, what his family is.”

Roth says, “There’s a journalistic side to writing novels,” in mixing real life with fiction. “You can’t invent off of nothing.”

Philip Roth: Unmasked premieres nationally Friday, March 29 on PBS (check local listings)

  • marilyn greene

    i am glad you showed this and the Passover programs.

  • Howard Sacks

    I watched the entire show. I have read Philip Roth over the years, not everything. This show was an eyeopener and worth watching every minute. I was surprised that Mr. Roth did it, but what he had to say is of importance.

  • repeat of phillip roth

    Will this film be rebroadcasted? Or can I get it on Time Warner in a search? Thanx


Produced by THIRTEEN    ©2015 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.