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2014-08-07 12:24:46

Preview video and connect with more than 200 cultural icons at pbs.org/americanmasters NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of this influential...

2014-07-07 12:24:58

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Premieres Nationwide Friday, August 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Her celebrated photograph "Migrant Mother" is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America's Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera: Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895...

2014-05-13 08:29:19

Emmy-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski spotlights Le Clercq's ballet career, struggle with polio, and influence on George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and dance NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929-2000), known as "Tanny," was surely among the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike as principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, and became a muse to both...

2014-04-16 12:25:18

Veteran producer and filmmaker Michael Kantor to head the long-running PBS series NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, announced the appointment of Michael Kantor as executive producer of its American Masters series. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131218/DC35560LOGO "We did a thoughtful and exhaustive search to find the right person for this position," said...

2014-04-15 08:26:49

Documentary explores the participatory journalist's tall-tale life through previously unseen material and new interviews with family, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Hugh Hefner, Gay Talese, Graydon Carter, The Paris Review colleagues and others NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (1927-2003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. THIRTEEN's American Masters series showcases his remarkable life in...

2014-04-01 08:24:10

Oscar-nominee Mark Kitchell's documentary explores 50 years of the environmental movement, featuring narration by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THIRTEEN's American Masters series presents the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement in A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Earth Day. The...

2014-01-14 08:27:11

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth premieres nationally Friday, February 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Pratibha Parmar's documentary features new interviews with Walker, Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, Howard Zinn, Gloria Steinem and Sapphire Preview video and connect with other cultural icons at pbs.org/americanmasters NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Writer/activist Alice Walker (b. Feb. 9, 1944) made history as the first African-American...

2014-01-06 08:23:42

Season 28 premieres nationally with Salinger Tuesday, January 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Preview video and connect with other cultural icons at pbs.org/americanmasters "Extraordinary" --Ken Burns "Mesmerizing...it's impossible not to be drawn into the drama of the story" --Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times "Salinger is a valuable and engrossing biography of the author of arguably the most beloved American novel of the 20th century" --Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.