American Masters

Lumet On Blacklisting

Clip: Season 31 Episode 1 | 3m 19s

Sidney Lumet describes his work on "Tragedy in a Temporary Town," and discusses the power of live television, especially during the blacklisting period of the 1950s.

Aired: 01/03/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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