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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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Philip Roth: Unmasked
American Masters explores the life and career of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer. Reclusive and diffident, Roth grants very few interviews, but for the first time, allowed a journalist to spend 10 days...
Air date: 03/30/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2359116301/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false American Masters explores the life and career of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer. Reclusive and diffident, Roth grants very few interviews, but for the first time, allowed a journalist to spend 10 days... /episodes/get/8365 /episode/8365 American Masters: Philip Roth: Unmasked /episode-player/8365
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
After 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer; he is one of 14 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners. Yet, the comedy giant has energetically avoided a documentary profile being made, even issuing an informal gag order on his...
Air date: 05/21/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365014026/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false After 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer; he is one of 14 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners. Yet, the comedy giant has energetically avoided a documentary profile being made, even issuing an informal gag order on his... /episodes/get/8780 /episode/8780 American Masters: Mel Brooks: Make a Noise /episode-player/8780
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
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.
Air date: 08/24/2013
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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
Billie Jean King
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.
Air date: 09/10/2013
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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
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' - Director's Cut
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...
Air date: 11/06/2013
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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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