My American story started when I was born in Austin, Texas in 1941. At age 18, I moved to the Bay Area of California and eventually to San Francisco. It was in The City that I discovered PBS when I watched Elizabeth R with Glenda Jackson. I was completely mesmerized by the production, the acting and the quality of this program. I have not missed a Masterpiece production since then - 50 years ago - and I have never been disappointed. It is the best television ever produced. The best programs from all over the world are presented. When I have had bad weeks at work or faced a crisis in my personal life, I can always count on Sunday night to bring me up with the wonderful experience of watching the latest Masterpiece; even the hard-to-watch and challenging series like Prime Suspect. THANK YOU, PBS!!