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S12 Ep6
Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder
In a time of constant artistic upheaval, Alexander Calder’s aesthetic revolution concerned itself with a somewhat taboo topic in the art world — fun. His prolific and passionate output brought with it a humor and sense of play unlike any before.
Premiered: 6/17/1998
S21 Ep8
Good Ol’ Charles Schulz
Charles Schulz was an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Peanuts (which featured the characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy, among others). He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited by cartoonists including Jim Davis, Bill Watterson, Matt Groening, and Stephan Pastis.
Premiered: 10/29/2007
S12 Ep1
Allen Ginsberg: The Life And Times of Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg, the visionary poet and founding father of the Beat generation inspired the American counterculture of the second half of the 20th century with groundbreaking poems such as “Howl” and “Kaddish.” Among the avant-garde he was considered a spiritual and sexually liberated ambassador for tolerance and enlightenment.
Premiered: 9/17/1997
S8 Ep1
Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing
Benny Goodman
His passion was music and his big band sound quickened the pulse of a generation ready to shrug off the Depression and dance. With clarinet in hand, Benny Goodman was transformed from a child in Chicago’s impoverished Jewish ghetto into the king of swing, greeted with near pandemonium wherever his band played.
Premiered: 12/8/1993
S4 Ep5
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker's nickname "Yardbird" came to be while he was on the way to a gig with some fellow musicians and involved a bird in a yard that had an unfortunate fate.
Premiered: 8/17/1989
Streaming until: 4/30/2023
S12 Ep5
Don Hewitt: 90 Minutes on 60 Minutes
In 1968, CBS News forever changed the face of broadcast journalism with the premiere of 60 MINUTES. It was a revolution in television programming created by veteran newsman Don Hewitt (1922 – 2009). 60 MINUTES was the first news program to break into the Neilsen’s Top ten, and has been the highest rated public news program for more than thirty years.
Premiered: 5/20/1998
S17 Ep3
Designing Another Juilliard
The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. Established in 1905, the school trains about 850 undergraduate and graduate students in dance, drama, & music. It is widely regarded as one of the world's leading drama, music and dance schools, with some of the most prestigious arts programs.
Premiered: 1/29/2003
S2 Ep10
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow
Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton is considered one of the greatest comic actors of all time. His influence on physical comedy is rivaled only by Charlie Chaplin. Like many of the great actors of the silent era, Keaton’s work was cast into near obscurity for many years. Only toward the end of his life was there a renewed interest in his films.
Premiered: 11/18/1987
S3 Ep3
Andre Kertész of The Cities
Known for his extended study of Washington Square Park and his distorted nudes of the 1930s, Andre Kertesz was a quiet but important influence on the coming of age of photojournalism and the art of photography. For more than seventy years, his subtle and penetrating vision helped to define a medium in its infancy.
Premiered: 8/8/1988
S19 Ep4
Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned
Shy and unassuming, the "Dean of Deadpan" exploded on the comedy scene in 1960. Over the years, Newhart's cool, calculated routines became part of Americana, from his one-way telephone conversations to the "nervous monologue" sketch. He went on to create and star in critically acclaimed sitcom staples of the 1970s and '80s, influencing generations of other comics, and is still winning applause.
Premiered: 7/20/2005
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