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John Williams Recording His Great Performances Theme Music

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Great Performances
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Watch the great composer John Williams at work at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA, recording the theme song he wrote for Great Performances. The theme won the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music and has been heard on Great Performances broadcasts since its debut on King Lear, starring Ian McKellen, March 27, 2009. Continue


Behind the Scenes: Steadfast Stanley | Film School Shorts

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Film School Shorts
PBS


Go behind the scenes with animator John Cody Kim as he discusses the key themes of his corgi/zombie animated film Steadfast Stanley! Continue


John Williams Conducts "The Imperial March" from Star Wars

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Great Performances
PBS


Gustavo Dudamel hands the stage off to John Williams to conduct "The Imperial March" from his score to "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back." The march is also known as "Darth Vader's Theme." This is an excerpt from "Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil." Continue


John Williams and Gustavo Dudamel Discuss Film Score

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Great Performances
PBS


John Williams composed the score to "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The film dramatizes the swindles of a real-life con man. Before the LA Philharmonic performs "Escapades" from the score, Gustavo Dudamel and Williams discuss the mystery the music creates. From "Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil." Continue


Samantha Bee’s typical family movies? ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Jaws’

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


While speaking with Samantha Bee for an upcoming segment, we asked her what family movies she watches with her kids. Her answer was Continue


Tough Love: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal discusses the making of the POV documentary Tough Love. Continue


35 Years of the July 4th Concert at the U.S. Capitol

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A Capitol Fourth
PBS


Executive Producer Jerry Colbert takes a retrospective look at the origins of A Capitol Fourth and its evolution over the last 35 years. Continue


Shirley Caesar Performs "Sweeping Through the City"

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In Performance at The White House
PBS


Shirley Caesar performs "Sweeping through the City" on "In Performance at The White House: In the Gospel Tradition." Continue


Keep the Change - Film School Shorts

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Film School Shorts
PBS


David has autism, but he prides himself on not being rigid, “like that movie Rain Man.” He enjoys chasing women, offensive humor and “exclusive clubs,” but he comes to reevaluate “normal” when he meets a new love interest at a support group. A short film by Rachel Israel. Made at Columbia University. Continue


Aziz Ansari on Online Dating

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Comedian Aziz Ansari talks about the difference between dating online and in person. His new book, "Modern Romance," is on sale now. Continue


Behind the Scenes: Keep the Change | Film School Shorts

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Film School Shorts
PBS


Anatomy of a Scene! Filmmaker Rachel Israel breaks down a key scene in Season 3's Keep the Change. Continue


Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

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Great Performances
PBS


Natalie Portman hosts Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil on Great Performances. Itzhak Perlman is the special guest in a gala opening night concert paying tribute to the prolific film composer. The L.A. Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts. Gain insight when Dudamel and Williams discuss film scores and collaborations with film directors. Continue


Itzhak Perlman Plays Cadenza from Fiddler on the Roof

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Great Performances
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Itzhak Perlman plays the cadenza and variations section of John Williams' score to "Fiddler on the Roof" for the first time. This is an excerpt from "Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil." Continue


Samantha Bee’s typical family movies? ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Jaws’

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


While speaking with Samantha Bee for an upcoming segment, we asked her what family movies she watches with her kids. Her answer was Continue


See the Vicious Co-stars at NYC Pride 2015

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Vicious
PBS


Flip through photos of Vicious co-stars and NYC Pride Grand Marshals Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi at the NYC Pride March on Sunday June 28, 2015. Vicious Season 2 premieres Sunday, August 23, 2015. Continue


“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House”

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In Performance at The White House
PBS


“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” showcases an evening in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. Featured performers include Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rodney Crowell, Aretha Franklin, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir and Michelle Williams. Continue


So You've Grown Attached - Film School Shorts

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Film School Shorts
PBS


An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator – and best friend – starts to grow up. A short film by Kate Tsang. Made at NYU. Continue


June 26 Preview: Aziz Ansari

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the show this week, comedian Aziz Ansari talks to Charlie about the difference between dating online and in person. His new book, "Modern Romance," is on sale now. Continue


The Gospel Tradition: Promo

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In Performance at The White House
PBS


The Gospel Tradition: A PBS music special showcasing an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. The concert broadcast premieres Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. Continue


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