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The Boomer List

Steve Wozniak – Why He Built His First Computer

Steve Wozniak (b. 1950) co-founder, Apple Computer, recalls the days when a computer cost as much as a house. He set out to build a computer he could afford, and in doing so, paved the way millions of others to afford one, too. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. […]

Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light

About Sidney Poitier

More than an actor (and Academy-Award winner), Sidney Poitier is an artist. A writer and director, a thinker and critic, a humanitarian and diplomat, his presence as a cultural icon has long been one of protest and humanity. His career defined and documented the modern history of blacks in American film, and his depiction of […]

Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light

Filmmaker Interview – Lee Grant

Lee Grant, Director of AMERICAN MASTERS SIDNEY POITIER: ONE BRIGHT LIGHT, acted with Poitier at the pinnacle of his popularity, in 1969’s groundbreaking film IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. Grant: “The performances in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT went way beyond the screenplay. Sidney and Rod Steiger found a chemistry in each other […]