Preview 'American Masters: Mike Nichols'

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Meet one of America’s late, great directors, Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Angels in America), who discusses his life and 50-year artistic career, from the comedy duo Nichols and May to his final film, Charlie Wilson’s War. The documentary includes new interviews with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and more, plus insights and highlights from Nichols’ acclaimed films.

Director and comedian Mike Nichols was famous for his hearty laugh, which often turned into tears, and is why he always kept a handkerchief nearby. Alec Baldwin, playwright Neil Simon, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Frank Langella recall Nichols’ humor and laughter, which is also heard and seen in this excerpt from the documentary.

Watch American Masters: Mike Nichols on Friday, January 29 at 9 pm on WSKG-TV.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Magnum

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