Actor John Lithgow

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 14:39 By Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal, t r u t h o u t | Programming Note | name.

Actor John Lithgow
Actor John Lithgow. (Photo: Mike Wintroath / AP)

    Airtime: Friday, January 2, 2009, at 9:00 PM (EST) on PBS (check local listings here).

    He's played heroes, villains, saints, sinners, a ballet-dancing elephant and a space alien. Now, actor and children's author John Lithgow - best known as Dick Solomon from NBC's hit show "3rd Rock from the Sun" - reveals a new side of himself ... poetry lover. The award-winning stage and screen star Lithgow shares his favorite poems, insights into acting and thoughts on the enduring power of art. Lithgow currently stars in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." He has penned several children's books, as well as compiled poems for "The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family."

Last modified on Wednesday, 31 December 2008 15:35