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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
10.1 Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning 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 who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange. Directed and narrated by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor, this film explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the woman behind the camera, whose enduring images document six turbulent decades of American history.
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2704 MO 09/01/14 02:00am 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 A Fierce Green Fire This first, big-picture exploration of the environmental movement spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, this film chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century, bringing together all the major parts of environmentalism and focusing on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
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2701 FR 08/22/14 05:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 A Fierce Green Fire This first, big-picture exploration of the environmental movement spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, this film chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century, bringing together all the major parts of environmentalism and focusing on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
WEB LINK
2701 FR 08/22/14 08:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 A Fierce Green Fire This first, big-picture exploration of the environmental movement spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, this film chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century, bringing together all the major parts of environmentalism and focusing on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
WEB LINK
2701 SA 08/23/14 01:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 A Fierce Green Fire This first, big-picture exploration of the environmental movement spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, this film chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century, bringing together all the major parts of environmentalism and focusing on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
WEB LINK
2701 SA 08/23/14 09:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 A Fierce Green Fire This first, big-picture exploration of the environmental movement spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, this film chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century, bringing together all the major parts of environmentalism and focusing on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
WEB LINK
2701 SA 08/23/14 03:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 A Fierce Green Fire This first, big-picture exploration of the environmental movement spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, this film chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century, bringing together all the major parts of environmentalism and focusing on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
WEB LINK
2701 WE 08/27/14 04:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 A Fierce Green Fire This first, big-picture exploration of the environmental movement spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, this film chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century, bringing together all the major parts of environmentalism and focusing on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.
WEB LINK
2701 WE 08/27/14 10:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Harper Lee: Hey Boo American Masters explores the mysterious life of Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee’s friends and family, including her centenarian sister Alice, detail her rise from small-town Alabama girl to famous author, her tumultuous friendship with Truman Capote, and the origin of her most memorable characters. The documentary also explores the context and history of the novel’s Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication and through the film starring Gregory Peck.
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2504 WE 08/20/14 03:00am 01:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Billie Jean King The professional tennis star who fought for equality on and off the court presents her own story. This documentary traces the incredible life of the single most important female athlete of the 20th century. American Masters looks back to the 12-year-old California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy inequality. During her professional tennis career, King won 39 Grand Slam titles, helped form the Virginia Slims Series (pre-cursor to WTA Tour), founded the Women’s Sports Foundation and Women’s Sports magazine, and co-founded World TeamTennis (WTT).
WEB LINK
2604 FR 08/22/14 08:00pm 01:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges hails from an illustrious Hollywood family, working as a child with his father Lloyd and brother Beau on television’s “Sea Hunt”. Acting for nearly 40 years, he first burst onto the silver screen in The Last Picture Show in 1971, again in 1984 with Starman and in 1998 with the cult classic The Big Lebowski. After the life-changing role in Crazy Heart, he returns to the screen with the remake of True Grit. American Masters profiles Jeff Bridges, the actor, musician, photographer, occasional vintner and storyteller.
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2308 SA 08/23/14 03:00am 01:26:46 (RPT) × × ST
36.1 Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun Tanaquil Le Clercq was a dancer of uncommon style and beauty, and the love object of two leading 20th century choreographers working in America--George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Balanchine married her, and Robbins created his famous version of "Afternoon of a Faun" for her. Recognized as uniquely gifted, no one was thought to have a brighter future until it suddenly stopped. In 1956, Tanny was struck down by polio at age 27. With a dire prognosis, she never danced again. Balanchine devoted himself to her recuperation and, eventually, her personal tragedy became another kind of artistic triumph - paralyzed from the waist down and wheel chair ridden, her story is ultimately one of great courage and fortitude.
WEB LINK
2703 SU 08/24/14 01:00pm 01:26:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Billie Jean King The professional tennis star who fought for equality on and off the court presents her own story. This documentary traces the incredible life of the single most important female athlete of the 20th century. American Masters looks back to the 12-year-old California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy inequality. During her professional tennis career, King won 39 Grand Slam titles, helped form the Virginia Slims Series (pre-cursor to WTA Tour), founded the Women’s Sports Foundation and Women’s Sports magazine, and co-founded World TeamTennis (WTT).
WEB LINK
2604 WE 08/27/14 03:00am 01:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning 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 who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange. Directed and narrated by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor, this film explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the woman behind the camera, whose enduring images document six turbulent decades of American history.
WEB LINK
2704 FR 08/29/14 08:00pm 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun Tanaquil Le Clercq was a dancer of uncommon style and beauty, and the love object of two leading 20th century choreographers working in America--George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Balanchine married her, and Robbins created his famous version of "Afternoon of a Faun" for her. Recognized as uniquely gifted, no one was thought to have a brighter future until it suddenly stopped. In 1956, Tanny was struck down by polio at age 27. With a dire prognosis, she never danced again. Balanchine devoted himself to her recuperation and, eventually, her personal tragedy became another kind of artistic triumph - paralyzed from the waist down and wheel chair ridden, her story is ultimately one of great courage and fortitude.
WEB LINK
2703 SA 08/30/14 03:00am 01:26:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning 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 who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange. Directed and narrated by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor, this film explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the woman behind the camera, whose enduring images document six turbulent decades of American history.
WEB LINK
2704 SU 08/31/14 01:00pm 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning 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 who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange. Directed and narrated by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor, this film explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the woman behind the camera, whose enduring images document six turbulent decades of American history.
WEB LINK
2704 WE 09/03/14 03:00am 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.2 Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning 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 who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange. Directed and narrated by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor, this film explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the woman behind the camera, whose enduring images document six turbulent decades of American history.
WEB LINK
2704 MO 09/01/14 02:00am 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST