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The Fascinating Rhythm of George Gershwin
Aired 8/14/2003

He was a child of the Jazz Age. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he grew up on the streets of Brooklyn and served an apprenticeship in Tin Pan Alley. He wrote music for Vaudeville acts, the musical comedy stage, the concert hall, and the Hollywood lot. And in the process, he created something few composers can claim--a new kind of music. This week Think Tank looks at the extraordinary life and phenomenal music of American composer George Gershwin.
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  Hershey Felder
    actor, composer, playwright and concert pianist, and star of the one-man show "George Gershwin Alone"

Originally Aired: 9/20/2001

   
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