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Playwright Reflects on 'The Miracle Worker'

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Playwright Reflects on 'The Miracle Worker'

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Playwright Reflects on 'The Miracle Worker'

Playwright Reflects on 'The Miracle Worker'

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Tony-award winning playwright William Gibson penned The Miracle Worker. The story of Helen Keller — who could not see, hear or speak — is one of the world's most frequently performed plays. But Gibson, now 89, says most of the credit for his work belongs to the autobiography of Annie Sullivan, the teacher who opened the world to Keller. Pippin Ross reports.