• American Masters -- Howard Zinn on Alice Walker, His Former Student
    S28 E3: Howard Zinn on Alice Walker, His Former Student
    The late Howard Zinn gave one of his final interviews for the first film ...
    The late Howard Zinn gave one of his final interviews for the first film biography of Alice Walker, "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth." Zinn first met Walker when she became his student at Spelman ...
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  • American Masters -- Going to College on a Segregated Bus
    S28 E3: Going to College on a Segregated Bus
    In this web exclusive video, Alice Walker talks about how her father loved ...
    In this web exclusive video, Alice Walker talks about how her father loved education and read everything he could find, even though he was only educated through grade 4 or 5 and lived a life of ...
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  • American Masters -- Alice Walker Shines Light on Zora Neale Hurston
    S28 E3: Alice Walker Shines Light on Zora Neale Hurston
    Zora Neale Hurston's embrace of black culture and language was an inspiration to ...
    Zora Neale Hurston's embrace of black culture and language was an inspiration to Alice Walker. "I realized that unless I came out with everything I had supporting her, there was every chance that she ...
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  • American Masters -- Alice Walker Reads from The Color Purple
    S28 E3: Alice Walker Reads from The Color Purple
    In this archival footage, Alice Walker reads from what she calls "the God ...
    In this archival footage, Alice Walker reads from what she calls "the God section" of her novel "The Color Purple." She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the novel. The text is from a ...
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  • American Masters -- The Making of American Masters with Creator Susan Lacy
    The Making of American Masters with Creator Susan Lacy
    Susan Lacy, the creator and executive producer of American Masters, talks about ...
    Susan Lacy, the creator and executive producer of American Masters, talks about the concept behind the series and the making of several films, including those on Martin Scorsese, Paul Simon and ...
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  • American Masters -- Marvin Hamlisch and The Yankees
    S28 E1: Marvin Hamlisch and The Yankees
    Marvin Hamlisch received the gift of going to Yankee Fantasy Camp from his wife, ...
    Marvin Hamlisch received the gift of going to Yankee Fantasy Camp from his wife, Terre Blair Hamlisch. Former Yankees manager Joe Torre, a Broadway fan, talks about getting to meet the composer.
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  • American Masters -- Writing "The Way We Were"
    S28 E1: Writing "The Way We Were"
    Hamlisch reveals what inspired the opening notes to "The Way We Were" and his ...
    Hamlisch reveals what inspired the opening notes to "The Way We Were" and his collaborators, the lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, describe the uncanny ability Hamlisch had in putting his thoughts ...
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  • American Masters -- Marvin Hamlisch: Sweet Smell of Success
    S28 E1: Marvin Hamlisch: Sweet Smell of Success
    Hamlisch's Broadway musical "Sweet Smell of Success," based on the 1950s ...
    Hamlisch's Broadway musical "Sweet Smell of Success," based on the 1950s eponymous film, earned Tony nominations for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. Its star John Lithgow earned the Tony for ...
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  • American Masters -- "I Want to Be Cole Porter"
    S28 E1: "I Want to Be Cole Porter"
    Though classically trained, Marvin Hamlisch knew he was destined for something ...
    Though classically trained, Marvin Hamlisch knew he was destined for something different from an early age. "I wanted to be like Cole Porter," Hamlisch explains. Though he did not want to become the ...
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  • American Masters -- Leaving Hollywood for Broadway
    S28 E1: Leaving Hollywood for Broadway
    Marvin Hamlisch won three Academy Awards in one evening in 1974, making him a ...
    Marvin Hamlisch won three Academy Awards in one evening in 1974, making him a film composer star in Hollywood. But he longed to work as a composer in Broadway theater, so he left Los Angeles to work ...
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  • American Masters -- Concert Pianist vs. Pop Composer
    S28 E1: Concert Pianist vs. Pop Composer
    Marvin Hamlisch was a child prodigy at the piano and was expected to become the ...
    Marvin Hamlisch was a child prodigy at the piano and was expected to become the next Vladimir Horowitz. But as Hamlisch explains, "at a very early age it became very clear that that would drive me ...
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  • American Masters -- Marvin's Parents
    S28 E1: Marvin's Parents
    A look at composer Marvin Hamlisch's parents, professional accordionist Max ...
    A look at composer Marvin Hamlisch's parents, professional accordionist Max Hamlisch and "helicopter mother" Lilly Hamlisch, told through family home movies and humorous accounts from his cousin, Paul ...
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  • American Masters -- Marvin Hamlisch, The Performer
    S28 E1: Marvin Hamlisch, The Performer
    The composer Marvin Hamlisch was an entertaining performer with a great sense of ...
    The composer Marvin Hamlisch was an entertaining performer with a great sense of humor, drawing comparisons to Victor Borge.
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  • American Masters -- Pianist Kevin Cole Performs Marvin Medley
    S28 E1: Pianist Kevin Cole Performs Marvin Medley
    Pianist Kevin Cole arranged this melody of Marvin Hamlisch songs and performed ...
    Pianist Kevin Cole arranged this melody of Marvin Hamlisch songs and performed them before a live audience in tribute to the great composer. The piano medley is made from three Hamlisch songs: "The ...
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  • American Masters -- Marvin Hamlisch, a Mensch
    S28 E1: Marvin Hamlisch, a Mensch
    The great composer Marvin Hamlisch is a mensch, a Yiddish term for a person of ...
    The great composer Marvin Hamlisch is a mensch, a Yiddish term for a person of integrity and honor. He offered his genuine concern, time, and problem-solving skills to everyone in his life from taxi ...
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  • American Masters -- Marvin Hamlisch: Genius at Work
    S28 E1: Marvin Hamlisch: Genius at Work
    Luminaries of music and entertainment speak to the genius of Marvin Hamlisch, ...
    Luminaries of music and entertainment speak to the genius of Marvin Hamlisch, who was a musical prodigy who entered Juilliard, the country's most prestigious conservatory, at the age of six. Attesting ...
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  • American Masters -- Virginia Slims Tour
    S27 E4: Virginia Slims Tour
    A look back at the Original 9's Virginia Slims Tour, formed in 1970. Featuring ...
    A look back at the Original 9's Virginia Slims Tour, formed in 1970. Featuring archival photos and footage, and original interviews with Judy Tegart Dalton, Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer, Rosie Casals, ...
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  • American Masters -- Interview with Chris Evert
    S27 E4: Interview with Chris Evert
    Chris Evert discusses the Women's Movement and the vital role Billie Jean King ...
    Chris Evert discusses the Women's Movement and the vital role Billie Jean King played in the evolution of women in the world of sports.
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  • American Masters -- The Legacy of the Original 9
    S27 E4: The Legacy of the Original 9
    Footage of the Original 9's reunion, featuring original interviews with Serena ...
    Footage of the Original 9's reunion, featuring original interviews with Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova.
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  • American Masters -- Women's Sports Foundation
    S27 E4: Women's Sports Foundation
    Ilana Kloss and Valerie Jarrett discuss Billie Jean King's legacy and the ...
    Ilana Kloss and Valerie Jarrett discuss Billie Jean King's legacy and the founding of the Women's Sports Foundation.
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  • American Masters -- James Baldwin: Writer, Teacher, Preacher
    S4 E4: James Baldwin: Writer, Teacher, Preacher
    Words -- both written and spoken -- were James Baldwin's greatest gift to ...
    Words -- both written and spoken -- were James Baldwin's greatest gift to America and to people of all races all over the world. He knew how to electrify readers, his insights about what it meant to ...
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