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American Masters

Gloria Naylor on the American Dream

Clip: Special | 1m 9s

Best known for "The Women of Brewster Place," Gloria Naylor speaks about the notion of the American Dream through three American classics: Nella Larsen’s "Passing," F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby," and John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath." This never-before-heard interview is from Michael Epstein's "American Masters – Novel Reflections on the American Dream (2007)."

Aired: 10/12/16

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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