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 Alger Hiss / ... (5 episodes, 1984-1987)
Robert Minkoff ...
 Bit / ... (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Emily Dickenson / ... (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Fanny Church / ... (4 episodes, 1983-1990)
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 Doctor / ... (4 episodes, 1982-1989)
John Harkins ...
 Whittaker Chambers (4 episodes, 1984)
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 Priscilla Hiss / ... (4 episodes, 1984)
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 Richard M. Nixon (4 episodes, 1984)
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 Amy-Joy / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mary Seibel ...
 Aunt Bernice / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 George / ... (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Clate Connaloe / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Edward Philbrick / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Judge Mark Driscoll / ... (3 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Marpo / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1991)
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 Malcolm X / ... (3 episodes, 1983-1989)
MacIntyre Dixon ...
 Dr. Zuckerman / ... (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Esther / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
Christopher Childs ...
 Burdick, FBI / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Mr. Antrobus / ... (3 episodes, 1983-1991)
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 Chief Magistrate (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Cal Porter - Andre's Lover / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Bananas Shaughnessy / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1987)
Christopher Collet ...
 David (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Mrs. Downs - Andre's Grandmother / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
Barbara Bolton ...
 Mom (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Brian Haas / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lise Hilboldt ...
 Ellie Thompson / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Gabriel (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Les Podewell ...
 Grandpa / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Barbara Bryne ...
 Blair Daniels / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1991)
Jay Ine ...
 Randy (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Flick (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Jeff Yonis ...
 Schwartz (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Helen Stenborg ...
 Aunt Middy / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Ludlow Whitney / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
Aaron Freeman ...
 Andrew / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Sarah / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Charlie Hughes / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Call Girl / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Dot / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Baker's Wife / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Wayne Kneeland ...
 Lloyd / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
Wayne Tippit ...
 Mr. Burleigh / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
George Womack ...
 Ben Purdy / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Jean De Baer ...
 Edythe Wadleigh / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Couple in Library / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
George Hamlin ...
 Allen Dulles / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Robert Westenberg ...
 Alex / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1991)
Rosemary Dean ...
 Lady at Garage Sale / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Melva Williams ...
 Maid / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
Anne Pitoniak ...
 Chambers' Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Bob Greenberg / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Archie / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Raymond Serra ...
 Callas / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Gabriel Javsicas / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jean Shepherd ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Gen. Santa Anna / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Austin / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Mr. Crouch / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1991)
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 Lovely Mead / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Lieutenant Angel (2 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Dad / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Kat Hubble / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Pudd'nhead Wilson / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Ben / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Ivy / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1991)
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 Elmo Bliss / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
Dick Latessa ...
 Creech / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1988)
Rodrick F. Wimberly ...
 Jacob / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Jack Chesney / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Aunt Florence (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Virgil (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Buster McGuire / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Col. Grangerford / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
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 Elisha / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Mrs. Grimes / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1990)
Tom Greene ...
 Charles Carter / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1989)
Maria Todd ...
 Heather / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Lu Anne / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1993)
Ruth Edinburg ...
 Bernice / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Demos / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Louisa / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Police Officer / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Paul Melton / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Leonard / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Lynch Mob Leader / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Richard Grusin ...
 Sargeant / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sam Gray ...
 David Goldfarb (segment "Yiddish") / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Blind Lily / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Kaiulani Lee ...
 Connie Van Buskirk / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Gail Brock / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Woman in the Bath (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Mary Austin / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Charles Castle / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1988)
Brian Smiar ...
 Gus / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Dale 'D.J.' Jackson / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Lester / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1989)
Kevin Crysler ...
 Priest / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Ben Stark / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Hannibal / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Phil Cooper (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Steven (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Eleanor / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
Margo Skinner ...
 Alice (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Leslie Ayvazian ...
 (segment "The Home") / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Sam / ... (2 episodes, 1991)
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

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Referenced in Family Ties: Give Your Uncle Arthur a Kiss (1982) See more »

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12 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The American Playhouse presentation of "Seguin" in 1982 was excellent. It was true to life an dwell acted. I used to teach Texas history and wanted to use it for class, but was unable to purchase a copy. Now, I would like to use it to help my students understand point of view in my AP World history classes. This is the only film I am aware of that shows the Texas Revolution from the perspective of the Hispanics who fought and died to stop Santa Anna's dictatorship. It shows that the fighting was not just white v. Hispanic, but political in origin as well. I had tried contacting the station that aired the film (PBS I believe) but was told there was some fight over the ownership of the film. This much later, I hope the argument is settled. Is there any way to purchase this film? Thank you.


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