The broadcast features Amy Berg's never-before-seen extended film cut with additional archival performance footage and new interviews with Janice Joplin’s sister Laura Joplin and musicians influenced by Janis: Alecia Moore (a.k.a. Pink), Juliette Lewis, Melissa Etheridge and the film’s narrator, Chan Marshall, who is best known as indie rock star Cat Power.
A profile of the comedy standout from the silent era who is often mentioned third behind Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
The work of the provocative photographer for Life magazine. He spent years working on an unrealized Pittsburgh photo project, and documented mercury poisoning in a fishing community in Japan.
In his trademark V-neck sweater, with the day’s newspaper tucked under his arm, Mort Sahl has satirized — and entertained — presidents from Eisenhower to Clinton. In August of 1960, TIME magazine pictured Sahl on its cover and called him “the patriarch of a new school of comedians,” including in that group such stand-up legends as Lenny Bruce and Jonathan Winters. The year before, Sahl was hired to contribute jokes to John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign speeches, but once Kennedy was in office, Sahl returned to his policy of making jokes about the incumbent.
The mind of a famed neo-abstractionist painter as it expresses itself on canvas.
Neil Simon and the whimsical work of the beloved playwright are revealed through interviews with friends, associates as well as the writer himself. Featuring Sid Caesar, Matthew Broderick, Rob Reiner, Walter Matthau, Linda Lavin, Jack Lemmon, Marsha Mason, Mike Nichols and more.
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker is a biographical documentary on the short-lived career of brilliant jazz musician Charlie Parker. It features his only television appearance and rare concert footage. It includes cameos by such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, and Charles Mingus.