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 Interview: Director Kenneth Bowser

Cab Calloway: Sketches

Interview: Director Kenneth Bowser

Emmy Award nominated director Kenneth Bowser explains why he chose to make a documentary about Phil Ochs, why he seems to have been written out of the history of folk music, and the unique way that Ochs' music marries activism and his personal life. Phil ...

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 Interview: Christopher Hitchens

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune

Interview: Christopher Hitchens

Before his untimely passing on December 15, 2011, author and journalist Christopher Hitchens sat for an interview for Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune, airing January 23 at 10 pm (check local listings). Hitchens offered his viewpoint on the music of Ochs, the United States ...

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 Essay: A Short Biography of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Essay: A Short Biography of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames headed the most creative design office in post World War II America. Frequently photographed in matching clothes, poses, or both, each brought a rich array of talents to their life/work partnership (1941-1978) as well as a contagious enthusiasm for life and ...

 Interview: Filmmaker Robert B. Weide

Woody Allen: A Documentary Part 1

Interview: Filmmaker Robert B. Weide

Robert Weide followed the notoriously private Woody Allen over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography, Woody Allen: A Documentary. In this interview, find out how Weide gained access for filming and what he learned about Woody Allen's creative process.

 Behind the Scenes: The Cutting Room Floor

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Behind the Scenes: The Cutting Room Floor

In this mini documentary, originally produced for ITVS, see how the directors chose which scenes and storylines to cut from the final edit of the film and see footage from one of the cuts that was made. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally ...

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 Interview: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Gordon Quinn

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Gordon Quinn

Co-directors Bob Hercules of Media Process Group and Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films discuss their verite approach, how they learned to shoot dance-theater, and their favorite moments from the documentary. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on ...

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 Interview: Creative Director Bjorn Amelan

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Creative Director Bjorn Amelan

Creative Director Bjorn Amelan explains the process of collaboration between the production designers, technical crew, and artists when creating new work for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check ...

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Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Biographical Essay and Tribute

Read an essay on the life and achievements of renown dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones written by John Rockwell, originally presented in 2010 when Jones was bestowed with the Kennedy Center Honors.

 Preview Writing “Release”

Pearl Jam Twenty

Preview Writing “Release”

This excerpt from Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Twenty features the band discussing songwriting in the early days and includes a performance of "Release" from Arena Di Verona, Italy - September 16, 2006. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 ...

Pearl Jam Fandom: A Statistical Analysis

Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam Fandom: A Statistical Analysis

Dr. Greger Larson, evolutionary biologist by day and Pearl Jam enthusiast by night, provides a statistical analysis of Pearl Jam's sets, including concert favorite "Corduroy" with a tease of Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive." American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at ...

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