American Playhouse (1981–)
A Matter of Principle
Flag Purdy, a "man of many principles" must learn the hard lesson of compromisation in order to keep his wife and children. The "final straw" comes when Flag's wife and children bring a ...
Solomon Northup's Odyssey
This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part time ...
Go Tell It on the Mountain
On a hot day in Texas in the the 1890s, a stranger shows up at the small dairy farm of Royal and Ellie Thompson. He asks for work and is hired. He's a taciturn, English-speaking Swede from ...
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
The mind of a computer programmer is removed by a totalitarian government and accidentally trapped in a virtual reality simulation.
The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski
Some Men Need Help
Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom
Drama based on the true story of Charlotte Forten, a young black woman who became an integral part of President Lincoln's "great experiment." During the Civil War, Southern troops were ...
Breakfast with Les and Bess
Under the Biltmore Clock
In 1915 Chicago, 21-year-old Myra Harper sets her sights on the wealthy and reserved Knowleton Whitney to get him to marry her. All goes well, but later when Myra gets to meet his wacky ...
Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I
This is a true story based on transcripts of the Salem Witch Trials. Sarah (Vanessa Redgrave) and her two sisters are put on trial for suspicion of witchcraft...