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S35 Ep9
Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away
Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away
Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with Carlos Santana and more.
Premiered: 7/27/2021
Streaming until: 8/24/2021
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Renegades Pilot: Kitty O'Neil [Open Captions]
Renegades Pilot: Kitty O'Neil [Open Captions]
In this new digital series, musician and disability inclusion advocate Lachi explores the cultural contributions of people with disabilities and how they transformed America. This pilot episode investigates the amazing life and accomplishments of deaf stunt legend and speed racer Kitty O'Neil. Help us shape the series by taking this survey after you watch: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6D55SZ2
Premiered: 7/26/2021
S35 Ep8
Ballerina Boys
Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy. With every step they poke fun at their strictly gendered art form.
Premiered: 6/4/2021
S35 Ep7
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
An intimate portrait of the groundbreaking writer that interweaves archival imagery, including home movies and personal photographs, animation and original interviews to tell the inspiring story of Tan’s life and career.
Premiered: 5/3/2021
S35 Ep5
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.
Premiered: 4/9/2021
S35 Ep4
Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story
After more than 30 years as the colorful bandleader of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, master trumpeter Doc Severinsen continues to defy nature well into his 90s with a grueling schedule of touring, performing and teaching. An engaging new documentary, Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story, traces the life and groundbreaking career of the unstoppable musical icon.
Premiered: 4/2/2021
S35 Ep3
Twyla Moves
Twyla Moves explores the life of legendary dancer, director and choreographer Twyla Tharp. Jumping from historical footage to the present day, the film traces her influential career while providing an intimate look at her famously rigorous creative process.
Premiered: 3/26/2021
S35 Ep2
Flannery
Explore the life of Flannery O’Connor whose provocative fiction was unlike anything published before. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered journals and interviews with Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more.
Premiered: 3/23/2021
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Julian Eltinge: Female Impersonator of the Vaudeville Era
Julian Eltinge: Female Impersonator of the Vaudeville Era
In this new digital series, New York's sweetest drag diva Peppermint tells the story of pioneering American drag artists. In the process, she demonstrates how drag is a performance art form that has thrived in this country for generations, entertaining LGBTQ+ and general audiences alike, and providing the former with an important outlet of self-expression.
Premiered: 3/1/2021
S35 Ep1
How It Feels To Be Free
Portrait of Academy Award winning American actress Cicely Tyson smiling and raising her arms in the air during a visit to London, February 19th 1973.
The inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.
Premiered: 1/18/2021
Streaming until: 8/31/2021
S35 Ep14
Ailey
Ailey
A visionary artist who found salvation through dance, Alvin Ailey confronted a world that refused to embrace him and was determined to build one that would.
Premiered: 1/13/2021
S34 Ep7
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page
An unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling “Little House” series.
Premiered: 12/29/2020
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