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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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George Plimpton - Collaborative Filmmaking with Two Directors

Luke Poling and Tom Bean talk about collaborative documentary filmmaking, from archival research to editing. Poling and Bean are co-directors, co-writers and co-producers of Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself.

Apr 10th, 2014 | 0 comments

George Plimpton - George Plimpton Biography and Career Timeline

Aside from his lifelong commitment to The Paris Review, George Plimpton is best known for his forays into the world of professional athletics, as a participant and journalist.

Apr 9th, 2014 | 0 comments

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George Plimpton - Web Exclusive: Plimpton's Famous April Fool's Joke in Sport Illustrated

Plimpton's April Fool's joke for Sports Illustrated, an article about a rookie pitcher with The New York Mets, is famous among hoaxes. Plimpton relied on his then assistant, Jonathan Dee, to keep the joke going. Dee, now a famous author himself, describes the days leading up to and after the article's publication.

Mar 31st, 2014 | 0 comments

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Pete Seeger - Full Film: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

In memoriam to Pete Seeger, American Masters presents the full film Pete Seeger: The Power of Song online. PBS will rebroadcast the 2008 documentary beginning January 30, 2014. Check local listings.

Jan 30th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Lou Reed - About Lou Reed

Lou Reed's gritty and realistic vision made him a cultural icon of the disenfranchised urban youth of the 1960s and 1970s. He never stopped being at the forefront of the avant-garde in popular music. He died October 27, 2013.

Oct 29th, 2013 | 8 comments

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Film: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

The life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe. From writer, producer and director Mick Csaky.

Sep 3rd, 2013 | 44 comments

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Philip Roth - Film: Philip Roth: Unmasked

American Masters explores the life and career of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer.

Aug 2nd, 2013 | 24 comments

Philip Roth - Photo Essay: In Newark They Read Philip Roth

Take a ride on the Philip Roth Tour Bus and see the sights of Roth's Newark, New Jersey -- his hometown and setting of several of his books, like Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint and I Married a Communist.

Aug 1st, 2013 | 0 comments
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