• 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, ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • American Masters -- The Workers Who Saved the Amazon Rainforest
    S28 E4: The Workers Who Saved the Amazon Rainforest
    In the 1980s the fate of the Amazon rainforest turned on an unlikely ...
    In the 1980s the fate of the Amazon rainforest turned on an unlikely environmental hero: Chico Mendes (1944 - 1988), a poor rubber tapper and union organizer in Brazil. As cattle ranching and logging ...
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  • American Masters -- A Dangerous Whale Rescue Mission by Greenpeace
    S28 E4: A Dangerous Whale Rescue Mission by Greenpeace
    Rex Wyler and Paul Watson, both among the co-founders of Greenpeace, describe ...
    Rex Wyler and Paul Watson, both among the co-founders of Greenpeace, describe the danger and tragedy of the first whale rescue mission they conducted in 1975, when Russian whale hunters were tracking ...
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  • American Masters -- When the Sierra Club Saved the Grand Canyon
    S28 E4: When the Sierra Club Saved the Grand Canyon
    In the late 1960s, the Sierra Club's fight to save the Grand Canyon from dams ...
    In the late 1960s, the Sierra Club's fight to save the Grand Canyon from dams was met by retaliation by the IRS. Between the Sierra Club's advertising campaign and the involvement of the IRS, public ...
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  • American Masters -- Love Canal: Children and Toxic Waste
    S28 E4: Love Canal: Children and Toxic Waste
    The neighborhood called Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York, was neither the ...
    The neighborhood called Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York, was neither the first nor the worst toxic waste dump, but it became a national story in the late 1970s thanks to the organizing efforts ...
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  • American Masters -- Alice Walker Describes Creativity
    S28 E3: Alice Walker Describes Creativity
    Alice Walker on creativity: "Creation is a sustained period of bliss, even ...
    Alice Walker on creativity: "Creation is a sustained period of bliss, even though the subject can still be very sad. Because there's the triumph of coming through and understanding that you have, and ...
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  • American Masters -- Alice Walker: What's in a Name
    S28 E3: Alice Walker: What's in a Name
    Alice Walker's great-great-great-great-grandmother was a slave who journeyed on ...
    Alice Walker's great-great-great-great-grandmother was a slave who journeyed on foot with two babies on her hips, from Virginia to Eatonton, Georgia, which is considered Walker's ancestral home. In ...
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  • American Masters -- Danny Glover on Alice Walker's Activism
    S28 E3: Danny Glover on Alice Walker's Activism
    In this film outtake, actor and activist Danny Glover speaks about Alice ...
    In this film outtake, actor and activist Danny Glover speaks about Alice Walker's literary work in the context of her continuous activism, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement in the South, where ...
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  • American Masters -- Gloria Steinem on Alice Walker, Her Friend
    S28 E3: Gloria Steinem on Alice Walker, Her Friend
    "It's not possible to separate Alice from her work," says writer and feminist ...
    "It's not possible to separate Alice from her work," says writer and feminist Gloria Steinem. "Of anyone I've ever known or could possibly imagine, she's the most true .... When people used to ask me ...
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