The release of "Fences" highlights a quandary for those who appreciate August Wilson: Despite the breadth of his epic 10-play chronicle of 20th century African-American life, there's precious little for folks to watch at home.
One notable exception: The 1995 TV movie of "The Piano Lesson," directed by Lloyd Richards and nominated for nine Emmys and a Golden Globe, is available on DVD.
In 2013, Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson and scores of other artists gathered in New York to record all 10 plays in Wilson's cycle. The recordings were made available for streaming for a limited time afterward. But there are still excerpts at www.thegreenespace.org/series/august-wilsons- american-century-cycle/.
"The Ground on Which I Stand," an episode of PBS' "American Masters" series, looks at Wilson's impact and legacy. It can be viewed at vimeo.com/128267323
Wilson was the subject of a 2015 "MN Original" profile on Twin Cities Public Television that still can be seen at MNoriginal.org.