Alice Walker talks about her great-great-great-great-grandmother's journey.
Actor Danny Glover speaks about Alice Walker's work in the context of activism.
"It's not possible to separate Alice from her work," says writer Gloria Steinem.
Alice Walker recalls the poignant parting from her father as she left for Spelman College.
Howard Zinn compares his former student, Alice Walker, to Zora Neale Hurston.
Writer and professor Elizabeth Frank describes the novel as a revolt against society.
Actor and producer Edward Norton discusses the novel and the character Holden Caulfield.
Salinger isn't a writer of scenery, he's a writer of characters who strive for sincerity.
J.D. Salinger was part of the Counter Intelligence Corps in Europe during World War II.
J.D. Salinger's spirituality is reflected in many of his works.
David Shields discusses the war's influence on Salinger's writing in this film outtake.
The creator of American Masters talks about its concept and the making of several films.
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