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Ric Burns on George Plimpton's Death

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"It was like a light on top of the Empire State Building went out when he died," says filmmaker Ric Burns about Plimpton's death in 2003. "You felt like he couldn't die. His indescribably handsome, boyish quality kept on giving the older he got. His eternally adolescent, prep school energy promised to keep on going." A web exclusive outtake from "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself."

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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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B.B. King's Funeral Procession

See King's funeral procession, from Memphis, TN, to his resting place in Indianola, MS.

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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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