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Wednesday, 04 March 2009 15:36 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:

    PBS Airtime: Friday, March 6, 2009, at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings here).

    Bill Moyers talks with actor and children's author John Lithgow.

    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. Award-winning stage and screen star Lithgow shares his favorite poems, insights into acting, and thoughts on the enduring power of art. Lithgow most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." He has penned several children's books, as well as compiled poems for "Poets' Corner: The One-And-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family." Then, Bill Moyers celebrates poetry at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, which included renowned poets Coleman Barks, W.S. Merwin, Stanley Kunitz and Kurtis Lamkin, among many others.

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