• American Masters -- Web Exclusive: Japanese-American Internees Today
    S28 E7: Web Exclusive: Japanese-American Internees Today
    Photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. found surviving Japanese-Americans who were ...
    Photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. found surviving Japanese-Americans who were photographed by Dorothea Lange and others as they were taken to internment camps during World War II. This forced relocation ...
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  • American Masters -- Lange's Photos of the Internment of Japanese-Americans
    S28 E7: Lange's Photos of the Internment of Japanese-Americans
    The U.S. War Relocation Authority hired photographer Dorothea Lange to document ...
    The U.S. War Relocation Authority hired photographer Dorothea Lange to document the relocation of Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II. It horrified her, but she felt it was ...
  • American Masters --  The Dust Bowl: Documenting the First Migrants to California
    S28 E7: The Dust Bowl: Documenting the First Migrants to California
    Photographer Dorothea Lange and her husband were the first to witness and to ...
    Photographer Dorothea Lange and her husband were the first to witness and to understand the causes of the huge migration to California in the 1930s: families were escaping the Dust Bowl. In this ...
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  • American Masters -- Dorothea Lange's Portrait Studio in San Francisco
    S28 E7: Dorothea Lange's Portrait Studio in San Francisco
    In 1919 at the age of 24, Dorothea Lange opened her own portrait studio in San ...
    In 1919 at the age of 24, Dorothea Lange opened her own portrait studio in San Francisco, which was a success and simultaneously became a social gathering spot for artists. American Masters — ...
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  • American Masters -- Lange's Eye on The Great Depression and Sharecropping
    S28 E7: Lange's Eye on The Great Depression and Sharecropping
    Dorothea Lange's photographed resilient men and women struggling with the Great ...
    Dorothea Lange's photographed resilient men and women struggling with the Great Depression and sharecropping system. Lange tells the story of Tom Collins, the manager of "Migratory Labor Camp," whom ...
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  • American Masters -- Dorothea Lange's Museum of Modern Art Retrospective
    S28 E7: Dorothea Lange's Museum of Modern Art Retrospective
    In this excerpt from Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, curator John ...
    In this excerpt from Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, curator John Szarkowsi and Lange prepare for her career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It would be the first ...
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  • American Masters -- Polio and Iron Lungs in the 1950s. Le Clercq's Illness.
    S28 E6: Polio and Iron Lungs in the 1950s. Le Clercq's Illness.
    Ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq contracted polio while on tour in Europe in 1956. ...
    Ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq contracted polio while on tour in Europe in 1956. She was hospitalized in Copenhagen, where an iron lung kept her breathing and her husband George Balanchine stayed to ...
    0:01:42
  • American Masters -- Western Symphony: One of Tanaquil Le Clercq's Last Dances
    S28 E6: Western Symphony: One of Tanaquil Le Clercq's Last Dances
    Watch a clip of Tanaquil Le Clercq and Jacques d’Amboise in Western Symphony, ...
    Watch a clip of Tanaquil Le Clercq and Jacques d’Amboise in Western Symphony, one of the last ballets Le Clercq performed in before falling ill with polio on the New York City Ballet's European tour ...
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  • American Masters -- Tanaquil Le Clercq in Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun
    S28 E6: Tanaquil Le Clercq in Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun
    "Afternoon of a Faun," a love pas deux choreographed by Jerome Robbins for the ...
    "Afternoon of a Faun," a love pas deux choreographed by Jerome Robbins for the New York City Ballet, was made on Tanaquil Le Clercq, who premiered the work in 1953 along with partner Francisco ...
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  • American Masters -- Tanaquil Le Clercq, the Ideal Balanchine Dancer
    S28 E6: Tanaquil Le Clercq, the Ideal Balanchine Dancer
    Tanaquil Le Clercq was one of George Balanchine's muses and her body and style ...
    Tanaquil Le Clercq was one of George Balanchine's muses and her body and style became an ideal in ballet. This excerpt from "American Masters -- Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun" shows her ...
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  • American Masters -- Plimpton Gives Writer Jay McInerney His Debut
    S28 E5: Plimpton Gives Writer Jay McInerney His Debut
    Author Jay McInerney says that George Plimpton "liked to tell people that he had ...
    Author Jay McInerney says that George Plimpton "liked to tell people that he had saved me from becoming a pharmacist." It was Plimpton who published McInerney's first story ever in "The Paris Review" ...
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  • American Masters -- Ric Burns on George Plimpton's Death
    S28 E5: Ric Burns on George Plimpton's Death
    "It was like a light on top of the Empire State Building went out when he died," ...
    "It was like a light on top of the Empire State Building went out when he died," says filmmaker Ric Burns about Plimpton's death in 2003. "You felt like he couldn't die. His indescribably handsome, ...
    0:02:10
  • American Masters -- Robert F. Kennedy: Friend and Admirer of George Plimpton
    S28 E5: Robert F. Kennedy: Friend and Admirer of George Plimpton
    In this film excerpt, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recalls his father's admiration for ...
    In this film excerpt, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recalls his father's admiration for Plimpton. "My father admired George for his courage, he had a curiosity about life and I think that’s the thing that ...
    0:01:55
  • American Masters -- George Plimpton: Making a Success out of Failure
    S28 E5: George Plimpton: Making a Success out of Failure
    Writer and journalist George Plimpton (1927–2003) did not show much early ...
    Writer and journalist George Plimpton (1927–2003) did not show much early promise when he flunked out of the college preparatory school Exeter (Phillips Exeter Academy), where his family held an ...
    0:03:11
  • American Masters -- George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review
    S28 E5: George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review
    George Plimpton was famous for shaping one of the country's most prestigious ...
    George Plimpton was famous for shaping one of the country's most prestigious literary magazines, all while keeping it fun. He encouraged his young staff and created an informal community with plenty ...
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  • American Masters -- Filmmakers' Interview: Making a Film on George Plimpton
    S28 E5: Filmmakers' Interview: Making a Film on George Plimpton
    Luke Poling and Tom Bean talk about collaborative documentary filmmaking, from ...
    Luke Poling and Tom Bean talk about collaborative documentary filmmaking, from archival research to editing. Poling and Bean are co-directors, co-writers and co-producers of "Plimpton! Starring George ...
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  • American Masters -- Peter Matthiessen Interview About The Paris Review
    S28 E5: Peter Matthiessen Interview About The Paris Review
    Writer Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927 – April 5, 2014) co-founded the ...
    Writer Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927 – April 5, 2014) co-founded the prestigious literary magazine The Paris Review in 1953, along with George Plimpton (whom Matthiessen grew up with and ...
    0:01:28
  • American Masters -- George Plimpton's Famous April Fool's Day Joke
    S28 E5: George Plimpton's Famous April Fool's Day Joke
    For the April 1, 1985, issue of Sports Illustrated, George Plimpton profiled ...
    For the April 1, 1985, issue of Sports Illustrated, George Plimpton profiled Sidd Finch, an incredible rookie baseball pitcher for The New York Mets. The story was too good to be true, and Plimpton ...
    0:03:11
  • American Masters -- Women in the Environmental Movement
    S28 E4: Women in the Environmental Movement
    In this web exclusive video, learn why the Indian women of the Chipko Movement ...
    In this web exclusive video, learn why the Indian women of the Chipko Movement became known as tree huggers and what their defensive tactics were. The Kenyan environmental and political activist ...
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  • American Masters -- When Environmental Justice Meets Human Rights
    S28 E4: When Environmental Justice Meets Human Rights
    The environmental justice movement came from communities that historically bore ...
    The environmental justice movement came from communities that historically bore the brunt of hosting waste sites in their backyards. When a predominantly black county in North Carolina protested a ...
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  • American Masters -- Are You an Environmentalist?
    S28 E4: Are You an Environmentalist?
    "This is bigger than the Catholic Church," says Paul Hawken about people's ...
    "This is bigger than the Catholic Church," says Paul Hawken about people's concern about the earth and use of its resources. "There are literally two million organizations in the world that are ...
    0:02:12