An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Ball, Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish and Leonard Bernstein (among others) won Emmys, and a study of the Algonquin Round Table won a 1987 Academy Award.
There are currently no upcoming episodes of this program scheduled on WNIT 34.1 or 34.2, but there may be in the future. If you have questions or concerns about this program's schedule, contact us.
Available Online Episodes
- S28 Ep9: The Boomer List - Meet 19 iconic baby boomers from this influential generation born between 1946 and 1964.
- S29 Ep3: Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film - Discover the violin virtuoso through Itzhak Perlman, students and archival performances.
- S29 Ep9: The Women's List - Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Greenfield-Sanders’ new film.
- S31 Ep10: This Is Bob Hope... - Explore the entertainer’s life with unprecedented access to his archives. Director's cut.
- S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie - Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.
- S31 Ep8: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive - See a new side of innovative writer Edgar Allan Poe, best known for Gothic horror tales.
- S32 Ep1: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart - Explore the life of activist and playwright Lorraine Hansberry.
Episodes available on passport:
- S27 Ep3: Mel Brooks: Make a Noise - Mel Brooks: The 2000 Year Old Man.
- S27 Ep8: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love - Composer Marvin Hamlisch gave the world "A Chorus Line," "The Way We Were," and much more.
- S28 Ep10: Bing Crosby Rediscovered - Full Film - Crosby reigned supreme through three decades of radio, film, television and records.
- S28 Ep4: A Fierce Green Fire - Full Film - Witness the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement.
- S28 Ep5: Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself - Ful - Journalist George Plimpton was a writer, Paris Review editor, amateur sportsman and more.
- S28 Ep7: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning - The story, struggles and profound body of work of photographer Dorothea Lange.
- S29 Ep2: August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - The first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson.
- S29 Ep4: American Ballet Theatre: A History - Ric Burns’ documentary on the rich, 75-year history of the preeminent ballet company.
- S29 Ep6: Althea - The story of Althea Gibson, queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s.
- S29 Ep7: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey - Discover the life and work of Pedro E. Guerrero, a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright.
- S29 Ep8: En Español: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Jou - Descubre la vida del fotógrafo Pedro E. Guerrero, colaborador de Frank Llloyd Wright.
- S30 Ep1: Mike Nichols: American Masters - The late, great director (The Graduate, Angels in America) discusses his 50-year career.
- S30 Ep2: B.B. King: The Life of Riley - B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most celebrated blues musicians of all time.
- S30 Ep3: Carole King: Natural Woman - King tells her story in a new documentary with previously unseen and rare performances.
- S30 Ep4: Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll - How Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm & blues morphed into rock 'n' roll.
- S30 Ep5: Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl - "The Queen of Country Music” is still going strong after more than 50 years of music.
- S30 Ep8: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You - The first documentary about the legend behind much of the bold television of the '70s.
- S30 Ep9: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future - Explore the life and work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen.
- S31 Ep1: By Sidney Lumet - With candor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist a human.
- S31 Ep2: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.
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