AMERICAN MASTERS Good Ol' Charles Schulz, premieres nationally Monday, October 29 at 9pm (ET) (check local listings). This is a quintessentially Midwestern story of an unassuming, self-doubting man who, through expressing his unique view of the world, redefined the comic art form with Peanuts. His genius lay in depicting the daily collisions of insiders and outsiders, of mundane cruelties and transcendent hopes -- seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
The Peanuts cast of characters is as familiar to us as our own siblings; their trials and tribulations speak of our families and evoke our childhood desperations. They are portrayed with whimsy and poignancy -- and always with love and tolerance, each representing different facets of Schulz's personality and his perspectives on 20th-century America.