American Oz

The True Wizard Behind the Curtain

American Oz explores the life and times of author L. Frank Baum, the creator of one of the most beloved and enduring American narratives. Published in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was an immediate sensation. The story of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion has continued to enthrall children and adults alike, and been reinvented every generation. The two-hour documentary premiered on PBS’s American Experience.

Air Date: April 19, 2021

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