Meredith Willson - America's Music Man is a loving, thorough and accurate examination of one of Broadway's great composers. It tells the story before, during and after The Music Man opened in 1957. The story of Willson's family, his life in Mason City, Iowa, and his eventual rise to the top of the music world forms the platform that led to four musicals and dozens of awards. Also included are Willson's activities scoring movies, directing orchestras on Old Time Radio, and even becoming a character on radio and television shows. This is the first in-depth look at the career of a real music man from north central Iowa.