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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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Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of 30 years, 4,531 episodes and 23,000 guests, he became a fixture of national life. Johnny Carson: King of Late Night explores his life, career, and complexities.
Air date: 05/14/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2230341415/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of 30 years, 4,531 episodes and 23,000 guests, he became a fixture of national life. Johnny Carson: King of Late Night explores his life, career, and complexities. /episodes/get/724 /episode/724 American Masters: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night /episode-player/724
The Day Carl Sandburg Died
Carl Sandburg's life was like a tall tale. Yes, Sandburg was only a man. But, his words were Paul Bunyan; his words were John Henry: impossibly real. For much of the 20th century, Sandburg was synonymous with the American experience, a spokesman and writer on behalf of the people. The Day Carl...
Air date: 09/25/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2280767465/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Carl Sandburg's life was like a tall tale. Yes, Sandburg was only a man. But, his words were Paul Bunyan; his words were John Henry: impossibly real. For much of the 20th century, Sandburg was synonymous with the American experience, a spokesman and writer on behalf of the people. The Day Carl... /episodes/get/729 /episode/729 American Masters: The Day Carl Sandburg Died /episode-player/729
Inventing David Geffen
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence ? as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist ? has helped...
Air date: 11/20/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2305433189/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence ? as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist ? has helped... /episodes/get/6262 /episode/6262 American Masters: Inventing David Geffen /episode-player/6262
Film: Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
It's the life and times of The Joffrey Ballet -- the first quintessentially American dance company -- on American Masters.
Air date: 12/28/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2320387369/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false It's the life and times of The Joffrey Ballet -- the first quintessentially American dance company -- on American Masters. /episodes/get/6530 /episode/6530 American Masters: Film: Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance /episode-player/6530
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll
Discover the life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Air date: 02/23/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2337391461/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Discover the life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe /episodes/get/8067 /episode/8067 American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll /episode-player/8067
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