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George Plimpton - Watch Web Exclusive Outtake: Ric Burns on the Surprise of George Plimpton's Death

In this web exclusive outtake from Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, documentary filmmaker Ric Burns compares the death of George Plimpton, a journalist and native New Yorker, to a light going out at the top of the Empire State Building.

May 12th, 2014 | 0 comments

George Plimpton - Preview the Film with American Masters and The Paris Review

Join American Masters and The Paris Review for an extended, pre-broadcast online preview of Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself. Join the screening and chat at 7 pm ET on Thursday, May 15.

May 1st, 2014 | 0 comments

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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 - 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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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

A Fierce Green Fire - Environment Quiz. Do You Know These Fierce Green Fighters?

American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire reveals the extraordinary ways individuals and organizations have taken up environmental causes in the 20th century. Take the quiz and test your knowledge of advocates, issues and key moments in environmental history.

Apr 9th, 2014 | 0 comments

A Fierce Green Fire - Map of the Environmental Movement's Hot Spots

See the hot spots of the environmental movement's actions, victories and set-backs, from Newfoundland to the Amazon, in this interactive map featuring locations in American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire.

Apr 8th, 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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