Want better video quality? Sign in to access HD streaming!


Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access HD streaming!

When you sign in, you'll become a PBS Insider and we'll share your contact information with your local PBS station. You may receive updates to help you stay connected with what's happening online and in your community. Privacy Policy


Gloria Naylor on the American Dream

  • Aired: 10/12/2016
  • 01:09
  • Rating: NR
Best known for "The Women of Brewster Place," Gloria Naylor speaks about the notion of the American Dream through three American classics: Nella Larsen’s "Passing," F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby," and John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath." This never-before-heard interview is from Michael Epstein's "American Masters – Novel Reflections on the American Dream (2007)."
Embed Options
Close ×
Gloria Naylor on the American Dream
Gloria Naylor on the American Dream
We remember novelist Gloria Naylor, who died September 28, 2016, at the age of 66.
Please copy this text to your clipboard.
Problems Playing Video ?
Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers.
PBS Anywhere - funder area
Related Links:


Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Masterpiece Collection

Own it now! Victoria, Poldark, Downton Abbey on DVD & Blu-ray. Visit ShopPBS.


KNPB Channel 5 helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now