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J.D. Salinger: Salinger

Season 28 Episode 2

Featuring never-before-seen photographs, personal stories and moments from J.D. Salinger’s (Jan. 1, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2010) life and harrowing service in World War II, Salerno’s new director’s cut expands his intimate portrait of the enigmatic author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Aired: 01/20/14
Support for American Masters is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AARP, Rosalind P. Walter Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Blanche and Hayward Cirker Charitable Lead Annuity Trust, Koo and Patricia Yuen, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, Seton J. Melvin, Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, Anita and Jay Kaufman, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Charina Endowment Fund, The Marc Haas Foundation and public television viewers.
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Joan Rivers speaks about her experience as a female comic in the early 60s.
Conan O’Brien speaks about his style of late night and his reason for doing comedy.
Discover the work of New York photographer Corky Lee in his own words.
Jerry Seinfeld discusses his collaboration with Larry David and the evolution of the sitcom.
Discover the intellectual evolution and political legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr.
Discover the intellectual evolution and political legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr.
David Bacharach creates "The Mounds," a land art installation confronting climate change.
Comedian Susie Essman talks about the unique traits of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."