January 28th, 2014
Pete Seeger
In Memoriam. Exclusive Clips and Interviews from The Power of Song (2008).

Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2014) helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. Standing strong for deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the pop charts to the top of the blacklist and was banned from American commercial television for more than 17 years. This determined singer/songwriter made his voice heard and encouraged the people of the world to sing out along with him.

The Emmy Award-winning American Masters Pete Seeger: The Power of Song premiered February 27, 2008, and will be broadcast several times on PBS, starting January 30, 2014. Check local listings. This first and only authorized biography of Seeger was directed by Jim Brown and features Seeger, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maines, Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie, and others, plus archival footage. See clips and listen to our PBSAmericanMasters Spotify Playlist “Rest in Peace, Pete Seeger,” below.

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PBSAmericanMasters Playlist: Rest in Peace, Pete Seeger


Our PBSAmericanMasters Spotify Playlist features 30 Pete Seeger recordings. Sign up for a free Spotify Account to listen to the playlist, Rest in Peace, Pete Seeger.

  • marcia potts

    This interview of Pete seeger restores my faith in the goodness of mankind and what an honor meeting someone with integrity truly is.

  • marco lofat

    An American Hero… Mr. Seeger’s life should be taught in school as an example of patriotism and honest love for the US of A.
    Thank you Pete for lifting my spirit!

  • Shelley Hawks

    Pete Seeger’s music is as inspiring and meaningful today as it was in the sixties and seventies. I hope that today’s youth will continue to appreciate the power of music to remind us of our common humanity.

  • Murray Lubisch

    Pete Seeger is a truly great American . I feel he is under appreciated .
    He has walked a long road , with unfailing integrity . Contributed to many
    wonderful causes . And . . a unique special musician and singer .
    I saw him perform once , live , in 1977 . . the inspiration he gave has never
    left me . . a one man army on the side of the better angels in humankind

    murray lubisch s.f. ca dec 22 , 2012

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