Words — both written and spoken — were James Baldwin’s greatest gift to America and to people of all races all over the world.
Features highlights of Baldwin’s deep involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, excerpted from the film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket.
Footage of the Original 9’s reunion, featuring original interviews with Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova.
A look back at the Original 9’s Virginia Slims Tour, formed in 1970. Featuring archival photos and footage, and original interviews with Judy Tegart Dalton, Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer, Rosie Casals, Peachy Kellmeyer, Larry King, Billie Jean King and Julie Heldman.
Chris Evert discusses the Women’s Movement and the vital role Billie Jean King played in the evolution of women in the world of sports.
Ilana Kloss and Valerie Jarrett discuss Billie Jean King’s legacy and the founding of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
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.
See and hear Carl Sandburg read “Arches”: an excerpt from The Day Carl Sandburg Died.
Follow Carl Sandburg to Rootabaga Country: an excerpt from ‘The Day Carl Sandburg Died.’
The late and great Norman Corwin was from the generation after Carl Sandburg’s. Writing for radio in the 1930s and 40s, Corwin’s broadcast titles included, “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” a drama entirely in rhyming verse in which demons and historical figures from Hell tried to destroy Christmas, and “They Fly through the Air with the Greatest of Ease,” a gutty reaction to the Spanish Civil War. Corwin used the airwaves for morality plays–a medium to comment on society through entertainment.
See and hear Corwin on how he tried to echo Sandburg throughout his life.