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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Full Film Air date: 02-08-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365171000/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" is the first film biography of writer and activist Alice Walker. Most famous for her seminal novel "The Color Purple" for which she won a Pulitzer Prize, Walker was raised in poverty in the rural South during the violent and seismic social changes of mid-20th century... /episodes/get/11707 /episode/11707 American Masters: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Full Film /episode-player/11707
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Air date: 01-31-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365166823/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Pete Seeger helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. With his deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the pop charts to the top of the blacklist and was banned from American commercial television for... /episodes/get/11643 /episode/11643 American Masters: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song /episode-player/11643
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Air date: 12-28-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365141872/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false “The Way We Were,” “Nobody Does It Better” and scores for "The Sting," "Sophie’s Choice" and the Broadway hit "A Chorus Line" made Marvin Hamlisch the go-to composer and performer for film, Broadway, every U.S. President since Reagan, and concert halls worldwide. Hamlisch won four Grammys, four... /episodes/get/11178 /episode/11178 American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love /episode-player/11178
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' Air date: 11-06-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365112662/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Hear My Train A Comin’ traces the legendary guitarist’s remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper and as an unknown sideman to R... /episodes/get/10883 /episode/10883 American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' /episode-player/10883
Billie Jean King Air date: 09-10-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365075155/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure, Billie Jean King: a deliberate woman who has been a major force in changing, and democratizing, the cultural landscape. 9/10/13. /episodes/get/10231 /episode/10231 American Masters: Billie Jean King /episode-player/10231
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket Air date: 08-24-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365066093/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist are recounted: what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.” James Baldwin tells his own story in this emotional portrait. /episodes/get/10083 /episode/10083 American Masters: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket /episode-player/10083
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John Muir in the New World
Preservationist, naturalist, author, explorer, activist, scientist, farmer, John Muir (4/21/1838 - 12/24/1914) was all these things and more. Explaining his impact then and now, this 90-minute documentary delves into Muir's life with reenactments filmed in the majestic landscapes he visited:...
Air date: 04/18/2011
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1883108297/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Preservationist, naturalist, author, explorer, activist, scientist, farmer, John Muir (4/21/1838 - 12/24/1914) was all these things and more. Explaining his impact then and now, this 90-minute documentary delves into Muir's life with reenactments filmed in the majestic landscapes he visited:... /episodes/get/723 /episode/723 American Masters: John Muir in the New World /episode-player/723
Bill T. Jones: A Good Man
Bill T. Jones, the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur "genius" grant and winner of two Tony Awards, has been named "an irreplaceable treasure" by the The Dance Heritage Coalition. Above all, he is a socially conscious choreographer who never shies away from controversy -- tackling thorny subjects...
Air date: 11/11/2011
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2166787572/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Bill T. Jones, the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur "genius" grant and winner of two Tony Awards, has been named "an irreplaceable treasure" by the The Dance Heritage Coalition. Above all, he is a socially conscious choreographer who never shies away from controversy -- tackling thorny subjects... /episodes/get/718 /episode/718 American Masters: Bill T. Jones: A Good Man /episode-player/718
Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter
From 1941 to 1978, this husband-wife powerhouse brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training; she was a painter and sculptor. Together their work helped shape the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital today. Narrated by James Franco, Charles...
Air date: 12/19/2011
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2178281391/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false From 1941 to 1978, this husband-wife powerhouse brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training; she was a painter and sculptor. Together their work helped shape the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital today. Narrated by James Franco, Charles... /episodes/get/721 /episode/721 American Masters: Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter /episode-player/721
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune is a tribute to an unlikely American hero whose music is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. Phil Ochs was moved by the conviction that he and his music would change the world. Unyielding in his political principals and unbending in his artistic vision, Ochs...
Air date: 01/23/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2189501770/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune is a tribute to an unlikely American hero whose music is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. Phil Ochs was moved by the conviction that he and his music would change the world. Unyielding in his political principals and unbending in his artistic vision, Ochs... /episodes/get/728 /episode/728 American Masters: Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune /episode-player/728
Cab Calloway: Sketches
Explore the life of this pioneering jazz legend who charmed audiences with his bravado and showmanship. Cab led one of the most popular African American big bands during the jazz and swing eras of the 1930s-40s, with Harlem's famous Cotton Club as his home stage, best known for his "Hi de hi de hi...
Air date: 02/27/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2223857692/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Explore the life of this pioneering jazz legend who charmed audiences with his bravado and showmanship. Cab led one of the most popular African American big bands during the jazz and swing eras of the 1930s-40s, with Harlem's famous Cotton Club as his home stage, best known for his "Hi de hi de hi... /episodes/get/719 /episode/719 American Masters: Cab Calloway: Sketches /episode-player/719
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