American Master George Plimpton co-founded The Paris Review and was the literary magazine’s editor for 50 years, from the first edition in 1953 to his death in September 2003. A masterstroke of The Paris Review was the “Art of Fiction” interview that examined the act of writing. According to Philip Gourevich, editor of The Paris Review […]
The 2013 Season of American Masters on PBS.
David Geffen reflects on the choices he made when confronted with going to Vietnam. American Masters: Inventing David Geffen, premieres nationally on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 on PBS.
It’s life and times of American Master, Carl Sandburg. See the film, The Day Carl Sandburg Died, from American Masters and writer, director and editor, Paul Bonesteel.
See and hear Carl Sandburg read “Arches”: an excerpt from The Day Carl Sandburg Died.
From Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories: The story of two skyscrapers, a tin brass goose and a tin brass goat, a long distance train, and the Northwest Wind.
Pete Seeger brought the song “We Shall Overcome” to the forefront of causes for American workers in the 1940s and later to the Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s. As a singer and songwriter, his songs have always been about we, the people. See and hear Seeger remember Carl Sandburg’s 300 page poetic anthem, The People, Yes, and what it means to the American underdog even today.
Carl Sandburg’s The American Songbag: songs he collected traveling a country that was as pretty as it was hard.
Carl Sandburg was a tall tale. Yes, he was only a man. But, his words were Paul Bunyan; his words were John Henry: impossibly real. The way Sandburg wrote, he gave life to anything and everything around him: from mountains to oceans, from prairies to rows of corn or cotton. Skyscrapers, too.
An exploration of the Carl Sandburg Archive from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.