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AMERICAN MASTERS: "PHILIP ROTH UNMASKED"
March 29, 2013  | By David Bianculli

PBS, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
This 90-minute biography, literary and otherwise, of Philip Roth is unusual for American Masters, in that the subject dominates the interview portions of the documentary. There are a handful of other voices speaking briefly, but this is mostly Roth himself, speaking about his inspirations, his career, and so much else. And it’s a charming and spellbinding way to go, especially when you realize that Roth, so glib and funny and honest, almost never made any talk-show rounds during his long, prolific, impressive career as an author. And what does he want people to say about him now? With a smile, the 80-year-old Roth provides his answer: “The poor old guy’s gonna die.” You’ve gotta love it – and him. For a full review, see Uncle Barky's Bytes. Check local listings.
 
 
 
 
 
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