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Filmmaker Interview with Director Robert Trachtenberg


Emmy-award winning director Robert Trachtenberg worked with the Bing Crosby estate to bring a wealth of audio recordings and images to the public from the first time. In this interview he speaks about the challenge of presenting the superstar who down-played how hard he worked to become a sensation in film, radio and television.

Robert Trachtenberg’s past films for American Masters include Mel Brooks: Make a Noise, On Cukor, Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (see Trachtenberg’s interview) and Cary Grant: A Class Apart (see Trachtenberg’s interview).

American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered premieres nationwide Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), with a holiday encore on December 26 at 9 p.m.​


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