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Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel

Outtakes: Maybelle Stephens Mitchell, Southern Suffragist

The most important person in Margaret Mitchell’s life was her mother Maybelle Stephens Mitchell. Maybelle was a powerful public figure who fought in the first two decades of the 20th century to get women the right to vote. Mitchell was in awe of her mother and felt she could never live up to her mother’s […]

Cab Calloway: Sketches

The Blues Brothers Band Remembers Cab Calloway

Lou Marini (saxophone), Steve Cropper (guitar), and Donald “Duck” Dunn (bass) tell a story about a time when Cab Calloway sang “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess while walking to their respective elevators. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). In the New York metro-area the […]

Cab Calloway: Sketches

Cab Calloway vs. Dizzy Gillespie

Jazz writer Gary Giddens and jazz critic/cultural historian Stanley Crouch tell one of the great stories about the rivalry between Cab Calloway and Dizzy Gillespie, both eccentric performers in their own right, when Gillespie played trumpet in Calloway’s band. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local […]

Cab Calloway: Sketches

Danny Holgate plays Gershwin

Danny Holgate plays a section of George Gershwin’s “Ain’t Necesarily So” from Porgy and Bess, a song sung by a Cab inspired character, in an outtake from the documentary Cab Calloway: Sketches. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). In the New York metro-area the […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Having Fun

In archival footage from “An Eames Celebration,” a film for WNET created in 1973, Ray Eames struggles to describe any activities that give her more joy than success in their projects and works. Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Cranbrook

Charles and Ray met at the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, but they also absorbed an approach to design there that had a profound affect on their later work. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the 25th […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Charles’ Uniform

Find out about Charles Eames’ decision to dress himself in similar clothes every day as a uniform – something he believed saved his energy for decision making at the office. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Wardrobe

In this outtake from Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, see the dancers in their initial costume fitting with designer Liz Prince and the following critique by Bill T. Jones. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS […]