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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself - Full Film Air date: 05-17-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365247027/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Co-founder of The Paris Review and a participatory journalist George Plimpton (1927–2003) was a fascinated journalist who lived fully, strangely and incredibly. With George Plimpton’s own narration, the film includes extensive archival footage of his sport stunts and participatory journalism gigs,... /episodes/get/12737 /episode/12737 American Masters: Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself - Full Film /episode-player/12737
A Fierce Green Fire - Full Film Air date: 04-23-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365228305/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of activism. Chronicling the largest movement of the 20th century, the film tells vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against the odds, from the Grand... /episodes/get/12465 /episode/12465 American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire - Full Film /episode-player/12465
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' - Director's Cut Air date: 11-06-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365238335/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Hear My Train A Comin’, directed by Bob Smeaton, 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 until his discovery and international stardom. With previously unseen footage of... /episodes/get/12563 /episode/12563 American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' - Director's Cut /episode-player/12563
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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
Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel
Margaret Mitchell was no ordinary writer. The one book she published in her lifetime - Gone With the Wind - sold millions of copies during the Great Depression in America and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, 75 years ago. Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel engages leading authors, historians,...
Air date: 04/02/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2218395311/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Margaret Mitchell was no ordinary writer. The one book she published in her lifetime - Gone With the Wind - sold millions of copies during the Great Depression in America and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, 75 years ago. Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel engages leading authors, historians,... /episodes/get/725 /episode/725 American Masters: Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel /episode-player/725
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