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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison.

Readings from Morrison's novel, Beloved. Morrison also talks about the writing process. 52 min.

Toni Morrison: A Conversation with Toni Morrison.

Morrison reads from her two novels, Beloved and Jazz and discusses her views of the contributions made to American literature by the experiences of African Americans. 25 min.
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[Morrison, Toni] Charlie Rose.

Charlie Rose interviews Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning author Toni Morrison, discussing her new book, "Paradise", her life, and her views on America and the issues facing the country. Episode number and air date from cassette label. Broadcast Jan. 19, 1998. 58 min.

[Morrison, Toni] Identifiable Qualities: A Film on Toni Morrison.

Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning black novelist Toni Morrison. Here she addresses the events of the Sixties which led to her first novel, the use of personal experience as sources for her strong, black female characters, and the advantage to publishers of placing black writers in the mainstream. 26 min.
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[Morrison, Toni] The Dick Cavett Show: Toni Morrison.

Host Dick Cavett interviews the African-American novelist Toni Morrison about her views on American literature and her own writings. September 23 and 23, 1983. 60 min.

[Morrison, Toni] Toni Morrison (World of Ideas with Bill Moyers).

Bill Moyers talks with Toni Morrison about how the invented world of fiction connects with life, about the inner city, the liberation of love and motherhood, the new world black woman who defies the master narrative. Running time not available.

[Morrison, Toni] Toni Morrison--A Writer's Work With [ World of Ideas with Bill Moyers].

Parts I & II. Toni Morrison discusses the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novels. 60 min.