American Masters Presents Acclaimed Film on J.D. Salinger

Airdate: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
American Masters explores the enigmatic author of The Catcher In The Rye in the acclaimed film, Salinger, airing Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.  The film was released theatrically earlier this year.

Salinger is the 200th episode of American Masters' and features interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger’s friends, colleagues, and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before, as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize-winners A. Scott Berg,  and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger’s influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture. The film is the first work to get beyond the Catcher in the Rye author’s meticulously built-up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.