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George Plimpton - Watch Excerpt: George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review

George Plimpton was famous for shaping one of the country's most prestigious literary magazines, all while keeping it fun. He encouraged his young staff and created a relaxed community with plenty of apartment parties and sports activities.

Apr 23rd, 2014 | 0 comments

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A Fierce Green Fire - Watch the Full Film

Oscar-nominee Mark Kitchell’s documentary explores 50 years of the environmental movement, featuring narration by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende.

Apr 22nd, 2014 | 0 comments

A Fierce Green Fire - Online Screening and Filmmaker Chat: April 23, 2:30 pm PT/ 5:30 pm EST

Chat with filmmaker Mark Kitchell about the history of the environmental movement in a special post-broadcast online screening of his film, American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Apr 17th, 2014 | 0 comments

Michael Kantor is New Executive Producer of American Masters

A long-time producer and filmmaker for PBS who has also worked on programs for HBO and other cable networks, Michael Kantor has created a number of award-winning programs with WNET. He begins his role as executive director of the PBS series American Masters on April 30.

Apr 16th, 2014 | 0 comments

A Fierce Green Fire - Timeline of Environmental Movement and History

A timeline of key moments in environmental history and the environmental movement, including important early writing, the first conservation groups, disasters, legislation, activism and more.

Apr 15th, 2014 | 0 comments

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A Fierce Green Fire - Web Exclusive: Women in the Environmental Movement

Women around the world have had to defend the natural resources their communities depend upon. Learn about the first African woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize and where the term "tree hugger" comes from.

Apr 14th, 2014 | 0 comments

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George Plimpton - In Memoriam. Watch Interview with Peter Matthiessen, Co-Founder of The Paris Review

Writer Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927 – April 5, 2014) co-founded the prestigious literary magazine The Paris Review in 1953, along with George Plimpton (whom Matthiessen grew up with and recruited). In this filmed interview, Matthiessen describes the review's strengths and calls its success "beyond our wildest dreams."

Apr 11th, 2014 | 0 comments
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