legend

  • April 12, 2013  

    Pioneering comic Jonathan Winters brought his own brand of wild, improvisational stand-up to television in the 1950s, and continued to perform for nearly five decades. Winters died Thursday at the age of 87. Jeffrey Brown remembers the comedian with a look back at his career and an interview excerpt with Jim Lehrer from 1999. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012  

    Music legend Doc Watson died Tuesday at age 89. While he didn’t record an album until his 40s, his guitar-playing and singing helped define and influence the sound of folk and bluegrass music for several generations. Jeffrey Brown and Katy Daley, host of WAMU’s “Bluegrass Country” discuss the blind guitar legend’s legacy. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2010  

    Seven-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Rodger Clemens has been indicted on six counts for allegedly lying to Congress about steroid use. David Epstein of Sports Illustrated gives some perspective on the charges Clemens is facing and the issue of steroid use in sports. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2006  

    Basketball legend, Red Auerbach, who was enshrined at the Basketball Hall of Fame died of a heart attack, Saturday at the age of 89. He had guided the Celtics to 16 championships- first as a coach and later as general manager. Continue reading