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Sylvia Nasar in A Brilliant Madness: American Experience

A Brilliant Madness: American Experience

2002 NR

In this edition of the PBS series, John Nash -- often called one of the most remarkable mathematicians in history -- tells his version of the strange, tragic and inspiring events that took him from genius to immobilizing illness to the Nobel Prize. Suffering a devastating breakdown at the age of 30 and later diagnosed with schizophrenia, Nash was the focus of the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind (2001). Liev Schreiber narrates.