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Plimpton Gives Writer Jay McInerney His Debut


Author Jay McInerney says that George Plimpton "liked to tell people that he had saved me from becoming a pharmacist." It was Plimpton who published McInerney's first story ever in "The Paris Review" in 1982, which formed the basis for the iconic novel, "Bright Lights, Big City." This is a web exclusive outtake from "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself," airing May 16 at 9 pm on PBS.

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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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