Good Ol' Charles Schulz
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In 'Good Ol' Charles Schulz,' AMERICAN MASTERS presents an unexpected portrait of the man behind the most popular comic strip in history. The feature-length documentary premieres Monday, October 29 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). It is a co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York, Twin Cities Public Television and Lumiere Productions. The film is directed and written by David Van Taylor, and produced by Ali Pomeroy. Calvin Skaggs is the executive producer for Lumiere; Gerry Richman is the executive producer for Twin Cities Public Television. Susan Lacy is the creator and executive producer of AMERICAN MASTERS.
"I grew up reading Peanuts - we all did," says Lacy. "The characters are as familiar to us as our own siblings. Their trials and tribulations evoke our own childhood desperations. To learn that Charles Schulz, as incredibly successful as he was, struggled with the same kinds of frustrations and self doubts his characters did - and that they helped fuel his art - was a revelation."