American Masters

Scene from "Fences," a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

Clip: 02/20/2015 | 1m 2s

August Wilson's "Fences" won a Pulitzer Prize and four Tony Awards in 1987. In this scene staged for August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, characters Tony, Rose and Bono have a heated conversation about baseball, Jackie Robinson and the unfairness of discrimination.

Aired: 02/20/15

Rating: TV-PG

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