"60 Minutes" will spend a segment on August Wilson and his hometown of Pittsburgh Jan. 27. Ed Bradley will interview the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright in various childhood haunts in the Hill section where he grew up.
Wilson has chronicled the lives of African Americans in America through his decade-by-decade plays. These include the multi-award winning King Hedley II, Jitney, Two Trains Running, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars and Fences.
"60 Minutes" airs at 7PM on CBS, EST. Check local listings for time.
For more Wilson, PBS will air "The Play's The Thing" on "EGG, the Arts Show" Feb. 1 and 4 on WNET Channel 13. The special looks at Wilson, playwright Kenneth Lonergan, Urinetown and The Guys with Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray. Check local listings for times and channels on http://www.pbs.org. — By Christine Ehren