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American Masters

The Workers Who Saved the Amazon Rainforest

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In the 1980s the fate of the Amazon rainforest turned on an unlikely environmental hero: Chico Mendes (1944 - 1988), a poor rubber tapper and union organizer in Brazil. As cattle ranching and logging threatened the rainforest with deforestation, Mendes formed a workers union that aligned itself with environmentalism. This excerpt is from American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, premiering 4/22/14.

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Mike Nichols: American Masters

The late, great director (The Graduate, Angels in America) discusses his 50-year career.

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The Women's List

Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Greenfield-Sanders’ new film.

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Mike Nichols and "The Graduate"

Mike Nichols won an Academy Award for directing "The Graduate," his second film.

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Mike Nichols' Laugh

Stars of theater and film remember Mike Nichols' famous, uncontrollable laughter.

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Carole King: Natural Woman - Trailer

King tells her story in a new documentary with previously unseen and rare performances.

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