American Masters presents a special in memoriam broadcast of the 2008 documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song beginning Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 7:30 pm (ET/PT) nationwide on PBS. This first authorized film biography poetically documents Pete Seeger’s unique experience and contributions to folk music and society. Seeger (May 3, 1919 – Jan. 27, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Where Have all the Flowers Gone is a singalong memoir written by Pete Seeger and first published in 1993. This book is now in its third printing (including revisions and additional material). Stories and anecdotes are supported chronologically with approximately 200 songs (music and lyrics) that Pete wrote or with which he is associated – […]