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Season 1981

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Name First Aired Runtime Image
S1981E01 Robert Hughes
January 2, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E02 John Gielgud
January 5, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E03 Auberon Waugh
January 9, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E04 Arnold Newman
January 14, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E05 Joseph Brodsky
January 16, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E06 Clare Boothe Luce
January 20, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E07 Nicole Bernheim, Gitta Bauer, Henry Brandon Part 1
January 21, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E08 Nicole Bernheim, Gitta Bauer, Henry Brandon Part 2
January 22, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E09 William Safire
January 23, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E10 Dale Roberstson, Maxine Messinger, A.C. Green, Paul Burka
January 27, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E11 Catherine Sullivan, Anna Fisher, George Nelson
January 28, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E12 Monty Henson, Larry Mahan, Don Gay
January 29, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E13 Terrence O Donnell, Mstislav Rostropovich
February 3, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E14 Jonathan Miller
February 4, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E15 Ellen Burstyn
February 5, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E16 Victor Navasky
February 6, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E17 Anthony Burgess
February 10, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E18 Dame Janet Baker
February 10, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E19 Peter Ustinov
February 11, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E20 Emlyn Williams
February 12, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E21 Lillian Roberts
February 13, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E22 Christiaan Barnard
February 17, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E23 Irving "Swify" Lazar
February 18, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E24 George Cukor
February 23, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E25 Michael Crichton
February 25, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E26 Simon Gray
February 26, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E27 Bo Goldman
February 27, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E28 John Hammond
March 2, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E29 Dr. Mark Gold, John Phillips, Mackenzie Phillips
March 4, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E30 Kurt Andersen
March 6, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E31 Jean-Pierre Rampal
March 9, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E32 Gore Vidal
March 11, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E33 Anna Russell
March 13, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E34 Glenda Jackson
March 16, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E35 Graham Chapman
March 17, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E36 Francis McLaughlin Gill, Christopher Reeve
March 18, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E37 Leontyne Price
March 19, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E38 Ralph Nader
March 20, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E39 Nicol Williamson
March 23, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E40 Toni Morrison
March 27, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E41 Donald Johanson
March 27, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E42 Francis McLaughlin Gill, Katharyn McLauglin Abbe, Peter Frame, Paul Frame
March 30, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E43 Peter Shaffer
April 1, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E44 Robert Moore
April 2, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E45 Judith Somogi
April 3, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E46 Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni
April 6, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E47 Birgit Nilsson
April 8, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E48 Daniel J. Boorstin, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild
April 9, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E49 Jerry Thompson
April 10, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E50 Clive James, James Wolcott
April 14, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E51 Jane Lapotaire
April 15, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E52 Hildegarde
April 16, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E53 Edward I. Koch
April 17, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E54 Dr. Oliver Sacks
April 21, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E55 Lewis Thomas
April 24, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E56 Baroness Philippine de Rothschild
April 27, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E57 John Mills
April 29, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E58 A. L. Rowse
April 30, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E59 Clive James
May 1, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E60 Frances Gardiner Collins, Harry de Leyer
May 5, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E61 Frank McHugh
May 7, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E62 Helene Hanff
May 8, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E63 Harry Belafonte
May 12, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E64 Stanley Elkin
May 13, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E65 Sidney Janis
May 14, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E66 George Melly
May 19, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E67 Reynolds Price
May 20, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E68 Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard
May 21, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E69 Len Deighton
May 22, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E70 Louis Auchincloss
May 25, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E71 Alfred Brendel
May 26, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E72 Gunther Gebel-Williams
May 27, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E73 Mickey Spillane
May 28, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E74 Dr. Mary S. Calderone
May 29, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E75 Jacques D'Amboise, Christopher D'Amboise
June 1, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E76 Jessica Tandy
June 3, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E77 James Clavell
June 5, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E78 Beatrice Arthur
June 8, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E79 John D. MacDonald
June 9, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E80 Michael Davis
June 10, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E81 Joseph Wambaugh
June 11, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E82 Richard Thomas
June 12, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E83 Roger Moore
June 16, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E84 Charles Grodin
June 18, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E85 Tommy Tune
June 19, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E86 Robert Giroux
June 22, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E87 Chris Chase
June 25, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E88 Robert Rynearson
June 26, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E89 Bill Moyers
June 26, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E90 Jack Gilford
June 30, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E91 Steven Spielberg Part 1
July 1, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E92 Steven Spielberg Part 2
July 2, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E93 George Plimpton
July 3, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E94 Mary Bancroft
July 7, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E95 Sissy Spacek
October 19, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E96 Sidney Lumet
October 20, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E97 Jacqueline Bisset
October 21, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E98 Akira Kurosawa
October 22, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E99 Neil Simon, Marsha Mason
October 23, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E100 Father Robert Drinan, I.F. Stone, Senator Paul Tsongas, Tom Wicker
October 26, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E101 The Modern Jazz Quartet
October 28, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E102 Leslie Caron
October 29, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E103 John Irving
October 30, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E104 David Brinkley, Ted Koppel, Harry Reasoner, Robert MacNeil
November 2, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E105 Anthony Lewis, Jane Quinn
November 3, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E106 Lena Horne
November 5, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E107 John Updike
November 9, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E108 John Updike, John Cheever
November 10, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E109 Ian McKellen
November 11, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E110 David Attenborough
November 12, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E111 John Osborne
November 13, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E112 Agnes de Mille, Dr. Fred Plum
November 17, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E113 Yo Yo Ma
November 18, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E114 Michael Palin
November 19, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E115 Sir Frederick Ashton
November 23, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E116 Patricia Neal
November 24, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E117 David Niven
November 25, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E118 Ninette de Valois
November 27, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E119 Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
November 30, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E120 Alexander Liberman
December 8, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E121 Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting
December 9, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E122 Arthur Penn
December 10, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E123 Margaret Brenman-Gibson
December 14, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E124 Alexis Weissenberg
December 17, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E125 Maximilian Schell Part 1
December 28, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E126 Maximilian Schell Part 2
December 29, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E127 Pierre Galante
December 30, 1981
ABC (US)
45
S1981E128 Charles Pierce
December 31, 1981
ABC (US)
45