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10.2 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
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2503 FR 08/01/14 05:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
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2503 FR 08/01/14 08:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
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2503 SA 08/02/14 01:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
WEB LINK
2503 SA 08/02/14 09:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
WEB LINK
2503 SA 08/02/14 03:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
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2503 MO 08/04/14 03:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
WEB LINK
2503 WE 08/06/14 04:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.2 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
WEB LINK
2503 WE 08/06/14 10:00am 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Lennon Nyc John Lennon's life in New York City during the 1970s as a father, husband, activist and artist are explored. Never-before heard studio recordings and never-before-seen concert film outtakes and home movies are featured, including interviews with his closest friends.
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2306 SA 07/12/14 04:00am 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Glenn Gould: Genius Within The life of celebrated pianist Glenn Gould is chronicled. The iconic, but intensely private musician had a revolutionary understanding of the Baroque masters.
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2307 SU 07/13/14 07:00am 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Glenn Gould: Genius Within The life of celebrated pianist Glenn Gould is chronicled. The iconic, but intensely private musician had a revolutionary understanding of the Baroque masters.
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2307 WE 07/16/14 03:00am 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Glenn Gould: Genius Within The life of celebrated pianist Glenn Gould is chronicled. The iconic, but intensely private musician had a revolutionary understanding of the Baroque masters.
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2307 SA 07/19/14 04:00am 01:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 James Levine: America's Maestro To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine's life and current work are the subject of a documentary that captures the essence of his unparalleled musicianship and his singular teaching and performance style. (2011)
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2403 SU 07/20/14 08:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Pete Seeger made a whole generation passionate about playing the guitar and picking the banjo, and got them singing together and using music as a force for social change. Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the U.S. government, for his views on peace, civil rights and ecology, Seeger went from the top of the hit parade to the top of the blacklist--banned from commercial television for more than 17 years. His inspiring, but not always easy, story is told by everyone from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks and through a remarkable historical archive.
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2101 FR 08/01/14 08:00pm 01:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Pete Seeger made a whole generation passionate about playing the guitar and picking the banjo, and got them singing together and using music as a force for social change. Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the U.S. government, for his views on peace, civil rights and ecology, Seeger went from the top of the hit parade to the top of the blacklist--banned from commercial television for more than 17 years. His inspiring, but not always easy, story is told by everyone from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks and through a remarkable historical archive.
WEB LINK
2101 SA 08/02/14 04:00am 01:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Pete Seeger made a whole generation passionate about playing the guitar and picking the banjo, and got them singing together and using music as a force for social change. Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the U.S. government, for his views on peace, civil rights and ecology, Seeger went from the top of the hit parade to the top of the blacklist--banned from commercial television for more than 17 years. His inspiring, but not always easy, story is told by everyone from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks and through a remarkable historical archive.
WEB LINK
2101 WE 08/06/14 03:00am 01:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Cab Calloway: Sketches “Minnie the Moocher,” with its popular refrain “Hi de hi de hi de ho,” was Cab Calloway’s signature song. A singer, dancer and band leader, he was an exceptional figure in the history of jazz, and was at the top of his game in the Jazz and Swing eras of the 30s and 40s. His career flagged until he was rediscovered in 1980’s The Blues Brothers. A look is taken at how this consummate musician, charmed audiences around the world with boundless energy, bravado and elegant showmanship.
WEB LINK
2502 SU 08/10/14 01:00pm 00:56:45 - (CC) × ST
36.1 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
WEB LINK
2503 SU 08/10/14 02:00pm 00:56:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Cab Calloway: Sketches “Minnie the Moocher,” with its popular refrain “Hi de hi de hi de ho,” was Cab Calloway’s signature song. A singer, dancer and band leader, he was an exceptional figure in the history of jazz, and was at the top of his game in the Jazz and Swing eras of the 30s and 40s. His career flagged until he was rediscovered in 1980’s The Blues Brothers. A look is taken at how this consummate musician, charmed audiences around the world with boundless energy, bravado and elegant showmanship.
WEB LINK
2502 MO 08/11/14 05:00am 00:56:45 - (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.
WEB LINK
2504 FR 08/15/14 08:00pm 01:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels--adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. Mitchell struggled with the two great issues of her day: the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. A charismatic force until her death at age 48, Mitchell rebelled against the stifling social restrictions placed on women: as an unconventional tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters, and, later, as a philanthropist who risked her life to fund African-American education.
WEB LINK
2503 SA 08/16/14 04:00am 00:56:45 (RPT) × × 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 SU 08/17/14 01:00pm 01:26:46 (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.
WEB LINK
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.
WEB LINK
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