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Inventing David Geffen

The Draft

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.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Full Film

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.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Carl Sandburg Reads “Arches”

See and hear Carl Sandburg read “Arches”: an excerpt from The Day Carl Sandburg Died.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Pete Seeger: Little Teaspoons

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.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Playlist: Carl Sandburg Sings America!

Carl Sandburg’s The American Songbag: songs he collected traveling a country that was as pretty as it was hard.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Gallery: The Carl Sandburg Archive

An exploration of the Carl Sandburg Archive from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Studs Terkel: Sandburg Packs a Wallop

The late and great Studs Terkel, author of Hard Times, Working, and The Good War, and his last thoughts on Carl Sandburg and the America Terkel documented and recorded his whole life.

“I also say, ‘The People, Yes,'” Terkel says, referring to the 300 page Sandburg poem of the same name. “But I have to add a proviso: The People, Perhaps or The People, Maybe.”

Inventing David Geffen

David Geffen on Sunset Blvd.

A vintage scene from the Geffen-Roberts office on Sunset Blvd. in L.A.: a place where deals were made and a place where the show was as much about David Geffen as it was about the acts–from Neil Young to Joni Mitchell–he represented.