#8. Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music (1969)

Thanks be to POV for bringing back this gem about the Man in Black! We see him singing, going back home to Arkansas and talking about his music and his rough upbringing. It’s an older profile and refreshing because it
predates a lot of the clichéd devices that are common now in rockumentaries.

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Tom Roston
Tom Roston is a guest columnist for POV's documentary blog. He is a former Premiere magazine senior editor, who graduated from Brown University and started his career in journalism at The Nation and then Vanity Fair. Tom's freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter and other publications. He has written several Kindle Singles, including the bestselling Kindle Singles Interview: Ken Burns. Tom's current list of favorite documentaries are: 1. Koyanisqaatsi by Godfrey Reggio; 2. Hoop Dreams by Steve James; 3.Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley; 4.Crumb by Terry Zwigoff; 5. Montage of Heck by Brett Morgen