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June 12, 1988

In playwright Robert Anderson's autobiographical "I Never Sang for My Father," a son returns home after the death of his wife and attempts to reconcile with his aging, indifferent, domineering, iron-willed father.

For this TV production (airing at 9 p.m. Wednesday on Channels 28 and 15 as part of the PBS "American Playhouse" series), Daniel J. Travanti and Harold Gould re-create the roles they recently played on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The cast also includes Dorothy McGuire as Gould's frail wife, and Margo Skinner as their daughter, who tries to help Travanti's character come to a more reasonable understanding of his relationship with their father.

The drama was taped at KCET and on location. Anderson is also the author of the award-winning drama, "Tea and Sympathy," and of the Broadway comedy, "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running."

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