PBS Special commemorating August Wilson's 70th Birthday runs Friday, February 20

    
"August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand" 
premieres Friday, February 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Wilson's birth, the 10th anniversary of his death and Black History Month.

Unprecedented access to Wilson's theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new dramatic readings bring to life his seminal 10-play cycle chronicling each decade of the 20th-century African-American experience, including the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Piano Lesson.