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American Masters: Season 30: Episode 5 -- Still a Mountain Girl explores Loretta Lynn�۪s hard-fought road to stardom, her struggles to balance her marriage and six children with her music career.  Featuring new interviews with Loretta, Jack White, Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert and more.

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Susan Lacy (creator: American Masters)
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates. Full summary »
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Won 27 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 61 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 22 of 201)

Martin Scorsese ... Himself / ... (8 episodes, 1990-2011)

Tony Bennett ... Himself / ... (7 episodes, 1989-2014)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1990-2007)

Lee Grant ... Herself / ... (6 episodes, 1990-2007)

Eli Wallach ... Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1990-2005)

Steven Spielberg ... Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1990-2016)

Richard Schickel ... Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1998-2011)

Gregory Peck ... Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1986-1999)

Harry Belafonte ... Himself (4 episodes, 1996-2007)

Carl Reiner ... Himself (4 episodes, 1996-2013)

Joan Baez ... Herself (4 episodes, 1994-2012)

Willie Nelson ... Himself (4 episodes, 1992-2016)

Pete Seeger ... Himself (4 episodes, 1999-2012)

Michael Feinstein ... Himself (4 episodes, 1987-2014)
Gary Giddins ... Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1989-2014)

Joanne Woodward ... Herself (4 episodes, 1989-2003)

Steve Martin ... Himself (4 episodes, 1993-2012)
David Thomson ... Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1998-2008)
Jeanine Basinger ... Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2008)

Keith Richards ... Himself (4 episodes, 2003-2010)

Kris Kristofferson ... Himself (4 episodes, 2010-2016)

Dick Cavett ... Himself (4 episodes, 2011-2016)
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Series Directed by
Susan Lacy (6 episodes, 1993-2012)
Robert Trachtenberg (5 episodes, 2000-2014)
Susan Steinberg (4 episodes, 1990-2007)
Catherine Tatge (4 episodes, 1991-2011)
Michael Epstein (4 episodes, 1998-2010)
Samuel D. Pollard (4 episodes, 2006-2015)
Peter Rosen (3 episodes, 1987-2015)
Karen Thomas (3 episodes, 1995-2000)
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (3 episodes, 1998-2015)
Anne Makepeace (3 episodes, 2000-2010)
Morgan Neville (3 episodes, 2003-2011)
Gail Levin (3 episodes, 2005-2011)
Christian Blackwood (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Perry Miller Adato (2 episodes, 1986-2001)
Aviva Slesin (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert B. Weide (2 episodes, 1989-2011)
Merrill Brockway (2 episodes, 1989-1994)
Gary Giddins (2 episodes, 1989)
Kenneth Bowser (2 episodes, 1990-2012)
Phillip Schopper (2 episodes, 1996-1999)
Mel Stuart (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Roger Sherman (2 episodes, 1998-2001)
Bruce Ricker (2 episodes, 2000-2007)
Jeremy Marre (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Mark A. Catalena (2 episodes, 2001-2012)
Peter Jones (2 episodes, 2001-2012)
DeWitt Sage (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Kyra Thompson (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
Ric Burns (2 episodes, 2006-2015)
 
Series Writing credits
Susan Lacy (6 episodes, 1998-2016)
Michael Epstein (4 episodes, 1998-2010)
Robert Trachtenberg (4 episodes, 2000-2013)
Karen Thomas (3 episodes, 1995-2000)
Robert B. Weide (2 episodes, 1989-2011)
Kevin Brownlow (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
David Gill (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
Stephan Chodorov (2 episodes, 1991-1994)
Thomas Wagner (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
Anne Makepeace (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Peter Jones (2 episodes, 2001-2012)
DeWitt Sage (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Stephen Stept (2 episodes, 2004)
Kenneth Bowser (2 episodes, 2006-2012)
Catherine Tatge (2 episodes, 2006-2011)

Series Produced by
Susan Lacy .... executive producer / executive producer: American Masters / ... (90 episodes, 1986-2016)
Julie Sacks .... supervising producer / series producer / ... (34 episodes, 1990-2016)
Prudence Glass .... series producer / producer (21 episodes, 1990-2014)
Michael Kantor .... executive producer / producer (19 episodes, 2001-2016)
Tamar Hacker .... senior producer / senior producer: American Masters / ... (14 episodes, 1996-2000)
Junko Tsunashima .... supervising producer / coordinating producer (13 episodes, 2012-2016)
Karen Bernstein .... associate producer / associate producer: American Masters / ... (12 episodes, 1996-2000)
Daniel B. Greenberg .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2014-2016)
Chris Knight .... producer (7 episodes, 2014-2016)
Catherine Tatge .... producer / co-producer / ... (6 episodes, 1986-2011)
Diane Dufault .... associate producer / associate producer: American Masters (6 episodes, 1988-1991)
Sally Jo Fifer .... executive producer / executive producer: ITVS (6 episodes, 2008-2016)
Kirk D'Amico .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1987-1992)
Harlene Freezer .... coordinating producer: American Masters / co-producer / ... (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Robert Trachtenberg .... producer (5 episodes, 2000-2014)
George Feltenstein .... executive producer / associate producer / ... (5 episodes, 2002-2006)
Jessica Levin .... co-producer / producer / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2012)
Michael Epstein .... producer / consulting producer (4 episodes, 1998-2009)
Dina Hossain .... associate producer / producer / ... (4 episodes, 1998-2000)
Calvin Skaggs .... executive producer / producer (3 episodes, 1986-2007)
Stephan Chodorov .... producer (3 episodes, 1986-1994)
Peter Rosen .... producer (3 episodes, 1987-2015)
Kenneth Bowser .... producer (3 episodes, 1990-2012)
Susan Steinberg .... producer / co-producer (3 episodes, 1990-2007)
Karen Thomas .... producer (3 episodes, 1995-2000)
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders .... producer (3 episodes, 1998-2015)
Roger Mayer .... executive producer / executive producer: Turner Entertainment (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
Julie Goldman .... co-executive producer / producer: Cactus Three (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Krysanne Katsoolis .... co-executive producer / executive producer / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2014)
Brian McDonald .... associate producer / co-producer (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ric Burns .... producer (3 episodes, 2006-2015)
Emma Pildes .... associate producer / co-producer (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Perry Miller Adato .... producer (2 episodes, 1986-2001)
Jac Venza .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1986-1989)
John H. Williams .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
William T. Cartwright .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1988-1997)
Robert B. Weide .... producer (2 episodes, 1989-2011)
Kevin Brownlow .... producer (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
David Gill .... producer (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
Toby Byron .... producer (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Sydney Pollack .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1990-2005)
Karl Katz .... executive producer: Muse Film and Television / producer (2 episodes, 1991-2003)
Dominique Lasseur .... co-producer / producer (2 episodes, 1991-1994)
Thomas Wagner .... co-producer / producer (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
Julian Schlossberg .... producer (2 episodes, 1996-1999)
Mel Stuart .... producer (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Roger Sherman .... producer (2 episodes, 1998-2001)
Andrew Reichsman .... line producer (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Margaret Smilow .... producer (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Susan O'Connell .... assistant producer / associate producer (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jack Rudin .... producer (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rosalind P. Walter .... producer (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bruce Ricker .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2007)
Anthony Wall .... executive producer / executive producer: BBC / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2005)
Anne Makepeace .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Jeremy Marre .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Peter Jones .... producer / executive producer (2 episodes, 2001-2012)
Phil Carson .... co-producer / producer (2 episodes, 2001-2007)
Catherine Brown Collins .... producer (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
DeWitt Sage .... producer (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Elizabeth McNeil .... associate producer / co-producer (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Amy Schewel .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Morgan Neville .... executive producer / producer (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Erika Frankel .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Stephen Stept .... interview producer / producer (2 episodes, 2004-2008)
Caroline Stevens .... co-executive producer / producer: Cactus Three (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jennie Amias .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Cheryl van Grunsven .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Stanley F. Buchthal .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005-2010)
Gail Levin .... producer (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Leslie Clark .... co-producer / producer (2 episodes, 2006-2011)
Clint Eastwood .... executive producer / producer (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nicole London .... associate producer / line producer (2 episodes, 2008-2015)
Nancy Buirski .... producer (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Bonnie Lafave .... producer (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Katie O'Rourke .... associate producer / producer (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Chad Thompson .... producer (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Tommy Walker .... producer (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Christina Knight .... producer (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Original Music by
Thomas Wagner (5 episodes, 1990-2006)
Todd Boekelheide (4 episodes, 1992-2014)
Brian Keane (3 episodes, 1996-2015)
Joel Goodman (3 episodes, 2003-2007)
Carl Davis (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
Peter Rodgers Melnick (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Neal Evans (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ed Marritz (8 episodes, 1998-2015)
Terry Hopkins (6 episodes, 1995-2001)
Don Lenzer (5 episodes, 1988-2011)
Buddy Squires (5 episodes, 1996-2015)
Michael Chin (4 episodes, 1998-2008)
Dyanna Taylor (4 episodes, 1999-2014)
Jerry Pantzer (3 episodes, 1987-2001)
Tom Hurwitz (3 episodes, 1991-2009)
Christian Blackwood (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Kirk Simon (2 episodes, 1987-1996)
Mead Hunt (2 episodes, 1990-1993)
Erich Roland (2 episodes, 1999-2007)
Vic Losick (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Nelson (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Robert Richman (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Robert Shepard (2 episodes, 2002-2008)
David M. Ferrara (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
Nancy Schreiber (2 episodes, 2003-2011)
Dewald Aukema (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Boyd Estus (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Peter Rosen (2 episodes, 2008-2015)
Guy Jackson (2 episodes, 2013-2016)
Graham Willoughby (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Film Editing by
Deborah Peretz (8 episodes, 1990-2012)
Pamela Scott Arnold (4 episodes, 1998-2012)
Kris Liem (4 episodes, 2001-2009)
Jed Parker (3 episodes, 1998-2011)
Phil McDonald (3 episodes, 2003-2016)
Ed Barteski (3 episodes, 2003-2010)
Claire Scanlon (3 episodes, 2004-2007)
Pascal Akesson (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
Steven Wechsler (3 episodes, 2006-2015)
Donna Marino (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Robert B. Weide (2 episodes, 1989-2011)
Kendrick Simmons (2 episodes, 1989)
Thomas Haneke (2 episodes, 1994-2011)
Girish Bhargava (2 episodes, 1994-2009)
Mark Muheim (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
Phillip Schopper (2 episodes, 1996-1999)
Bob Eisenhardt (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kate Hirson (2 episodes, 2000-2004)
Arnold Glassman (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mark A. Catalena (2 episodes, 2001-2012)
Juliana Parroni (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
Ken Schneider (2 episodes, 2002-2014)
Kristen Huntley (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Dick Bartlett (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Peter Rosen (2 episodes, 2008-2015)
Charlie Watt Smith (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Casting by
Terry Berland (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
Phyllis Huffman (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Stephen McCabe (1 episode, 1989)
David Wasco (1 episode, 1995)
Molly Hughes (1 episode, 2001)
Frederique Foucher (1 episode, 2005)
Kennon Rothchild (1 episode, 2007)
Sophie Carlhian (1 episode, 2008)
Tamar Gadish (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Marleen Marta (1 episode, 1987)
Bernardo F. Munoz (1 episode, 1995)
Suzanne Gibson (1 episode, 1996)
Molly Hughes (1 episode, 2001)
J.D. Jacoby (1 episode, 2005)
Rudy Matchinga (1 episode, 2006)
Matthew Anderson (1 episode, 2007)
Ricardo Andrade (1 episode, 2007)
Brett Lama (1 episode, 2014)
Matt Garton (1 episode, 2015)
Elizabeth Trojian (1 episode, 2016)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Costume Design by
Natasha Landau (1 episode, 1986)
Hilary Wright (1 episode, 1995)
Jenny Fulton (1 episode, 2007)
Virginia Johnson (1 episode, 2008)
Moira Shaughnessy (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Alexis Kelley .... makeup artist / makeup department head (2 episodes, 1998)
Kristen Paynter .... key hairstylist: 'The Crucible' / makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Amy Tagliamonti .... assistant hair stylist / assistant make-up: 'The Crucible' / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
 
Series Production Management
Jane Buckwalter .... production manager / series production manager / ... (8 episodes, 1990-2010)
Stephen Segaller .... executive in charge of production (5 episodes, 2014-2016)
Smokey Forester .... production manager / unit production manager (4 episodes, 1999-2014)
Peter Wentzel .... series production manager / production manager / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Arturo Sheimberg .... production manager (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tamar Hacker .... production manager (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Justin Johnson .... production manager (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
Leslie Dann .... production manager: Madrid - Cruz Productions / production manager: Spain (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Paulo Padilha .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jorge Trelles .... production manager (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Dishner .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
Craig Perry .... assistant director (1 episode, 1989)
Robert Leveen .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1995)
Timothy Marx .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1995)
Nicole Amato .... assistant director (1 episode, 1996)
Curran G. Engel .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2002)
Christos Volikakis .... second assistant director: Berkeley (1 episode, 2002)
Stephanie Bennett .... additional director (1 episode, 2003)
Attila Mispál .... assistant director: Budapest (1 episode, 2003)
Bruce Sears .... assistant director (1 episode, 2005)
Michael Kantor .... director: Julie Andrews interview (1 episode, 2007)
Benjamin C. Dewey .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2008)
Kesho DeSouza .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2015)
 
Series Art Department
Brian Santalone .... pagebuilder / art implementation (12 episodes, 2007-2016)
Brian T. Whitehill .... title design (11 episodes, 2014-2016)
B.T. Whitehill .... title design / titles (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
 
Series Sound Department
Roger Phenix .... sound / sound recordist / ... (19 episodes, 1989-2012)
Mark Mandler .... sound recordist / sound / ... (12 episodes, 1993-2015)
Ed Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer / sound mixer / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2012)
Greg Smith .... sound editor / sound editor: Dog Bark Sound Inc. / ... (6 episodes, 2000-2005)
Peter Miller .... sound recordist / location sound mixer / ... (5 episodes, 1989-2015)
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer / sound editor (5 episodes, 1999-2009)
James Jack .... sound mixer / sound recordist / ... (5 episodes, 2000-2011)
Deborah Wallach .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (5 episodes, 2006-2012)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer: Sound One Corporation / ... (4 episodes, 1990-2000)
John Zecca .... sound / sound recordist (4 episodes, 1991-2015)
Bob Bronow .... post-production sound / re-recording mixer / ... (4 episodes, 1997-2007)
Doug Johnson .... sound editor / sound recordist (4 episodes, 2002-2007)
John Purcell .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1991-1994)
Greg McCleary .... sound re-recording mixer / sound recordist (3 episodes, 1993-2008)
Alan Barker .... additional sound recordist / sound / ... (3 episodes, 1999-2012)
Margaret Crimmins .... sound editor / sound editor: Dog Bark Sound Inc. / ... (3 episodes, 1999-2004)
Eddie O'Connor .... sound / additional sound recordist (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
Vince Tennant .... supervising sound editor / sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording / sound re-recordist (2 episodes, 1985-1998)
Morning Slayter .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1987-2001)
Michael Karas .... additional sound / location sound mixer (2 episodes, 1989-2001)
Michael Lonsdale .... sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1989-1999)
Paul Cote .... additional sound / sound (2 episodes, 1989)
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1990-2003)
Roger Pietschmann .... sound mixer / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1990-1999)
Leo Trombetta .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 1990-1993)
Roy B. Yokelson .... post-production audio / post-production audio mixer (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Gary Silver .... sound (2 episodes, 1994-1998)
Grant Maxwell .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Regina Mullen .... post-production audio / sound editor (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Richard Fairbanks .... sound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 1996-2007)
Tony Slocum .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 1998-2001)
Paul Hsu .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Larry Scharf .... additional sound recordist / sound (2 episodes, 1999-2015)
Mark Roy .... additional sound / additional sound recordist (2 episodes, 1999-2009)
Jim Gilchrist .... additional sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1999-2006)
Scott Cannizzaro .... sound re-recording mixer / narration recordist (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Brian Buckley .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
William Tzouris .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bob Bryan .... sound (2 episodes, 2000-2006)
Neil Cedar .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2001-2009)
Merce Williams .... sound (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Brian Beatrice .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer / sound supervisor (2 episodes, 2005-2014)
Ken King .... sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 2005-2011)
Bill Marino .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor / sound editor (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
John Duvall .... additional sound / sound (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
David S. McJunkin .... additional sound / sound mixer (2 episodes, 2006)
Louis Block .... sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brad Bergbom .... sound (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
Adriano Bravo .... location sound recordist / sound (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
John Warrin .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jonathan Lallouz .... epk sound mixer (2 episodes, 2011)
C.J. Carpenter .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Craig Plachy .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Abel Machado .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Special Effects by
Andrew Papa .... special effects (1 episode, 1995)
Paul Staples .... special effects (1 episode, 1995)
Todd Miro .... graphics animator (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Tim D'Amico .... graphic design production / visual effects (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Paul Docherty .... graphic design and animation / visual effects (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
 
Series Stunts
Gregory Hoffman .... fight director (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ned Hallick .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1999-2015)
Marc-Eric Nielsen .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 2000-2006)
John M. Roche .... gaffer / best boy electric / ... (5 episodes, 1997-2015)
Jeff Victor .... assistant camera / additional photographer / ... (4 episodes, 1995-2009)
Paul Marbury .... assistant camera / first assistant camera / ... (4 episodes, 2001-2014)
Joseph Czerw .... key grip (4 episodes, 2005)
Greg Andracke .... additional photography / camera operator / ... (3 episodes, 1989-2015)
Don Lenzer .... additional camera operator / camera (3 episodes, 1990-2001)
David Eubank .... assistant camera / first assistant camera / ... (3 episodes, 1990-1997)
Wolfgang Held .... additional camera operator / additional photography / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2011)
Michael Chin .... camera operator / additional photography (3 episodes, 2003-2012)
John Samaras .... assistant camera / first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Scott Brinson .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1989-1996)
Stephen McCarthy .... assistant camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 1990-2015)
Kyle Kibbe .... additional photographer / gaffer (2 episodes, 1990-1999)
William Rexer .... additional cinematography / assistant camera (2 episodes, 1995-2014)
William McCullough .... additional photography / camera operator (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
Dyanna Taylor .... additional photographer / cinematographer: documentary sequences (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Anthony Savini .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1998-2007)
Dean Hayasaka .... assistant camera / gaffer (2 episodes, 1998-2003)
Alan Weeks .... assistant camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Robert Richman .... additional photographer / camera (2 episodes, 1999-2011)
Daniel Salk .... grip / video assist (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Joia Speciale .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Gene Patterson .... assistant camera / gaffer (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jack Reichert .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Stephen Franklin .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2001-2015)
Joseph Luppino .... photographer: 'The Crucible' / still photographer (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Lou Massa .... best boy / grip (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Jennifer Cousins .... assistant camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
Katie Strand .... assistant camera / grip (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
Eve Arnold .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Elliott Erwitt .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brian Hwang .... additional photography / gaffer: New York (2 episodes, 2007-2012)
Buddy Squires .... camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 2007-2011)
Damon Bundschuh .... assistant camera / grip: New York (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Ted Hayash .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Michael Pruitt-Bruun .... assistant camera / gaffer (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Joel Shapiro .... additional photography (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Dave Dodds .... additional camera / gaffer (2 episodes, 2012-2015)
 
Series Animation Department
Rob Issen .... photo animator / animation consultant / ... (4 episodes, 1989-1995)
Richard O'Connor .... animation director (4 episodes, 2008-2015)
Frank Ferrigno .... photo animator / still animation (2 episodes, 2003-2009)
Christina Capozzi Riley .... animator (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Deborah Brown .... casting director: 'The Crucible' / voice casting (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Craig Ames .... costumer (1 episode, 1986)
Hilarie Blumenthal .... costume designer: 'The Crucible' (1 episode, 2003)
Cassandra Kaminski .... wardrobe (1 episode, 2006)
Lora Dole .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2007)
Jenny Fulton .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2007)
Christine McDowell .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2007)
Lea Umberger .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2007)
Susanna Brown .... tailor (1 episode, 2008)
Elizabeth Clifford .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 2008)
Carrie Davis .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2008)
Kelsey Ettman .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2008)
Moira Shaughnessy .... wardrobe (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jane Rizzo .... assistant editor / associate editor (4 episodes, 2000-2004)
Roxanne Yamashiro .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2003-2008)
Brian Longenecker .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Tom Moore .... on-line editor / video post-production (3 episodes, 2004-2012)
Paul Docherty .... assistant editor / additional assistant editing (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
Scott P. Doniger .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter (2 episodes, 1994-1999)
Tom Emmenegger .... on-line editor / post-production editor (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jon Fordham .... colorist (2 episodes, 1996-2016)
Jef Huey .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 1999-2007)
Dave Markun .... colorist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sakae Ishikawa .... additional editor (2 episodes, 2003-2011)
Odin Shafer .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Elgin Smith .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Benjamin Murray .... colorist / on-line editor (2 episodes, 2005-2010)
Justin Krohn .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005-2009)
Peter Haas .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Aljernon Tunsil .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Martin Benn .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Shana Bourne .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Paul Penczner .... additional assistant editing / additional assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Troy Thompson .... colorist (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Location Management
Michael Warwick .... location manager (2 episodes, 1998-2003)
 
Series Music Department
Thomas Wagner .... composer: theme music / composer: series theme / ... (23 episodes, 1994-2016)
Rosie Fishel .... music services / music service / ... (16 episodes, 2000-2016)
John Adams .... music services / composer: theme music / ... (7 episodes, 2000-2007)
Emily Lee .... music services / music service (7 episodes, 2013-2016)
Pamela Scott Arnold .... music editor (2 episodes, 1999-2007)
Christen Lien .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2014)
Emily Lee .... music service (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Other crew
Nicole London .... production coordinator / series production coordinator (23 episodes, 1990-2008)
William Meny .... assistant to executive producer / executive assistant to Susan Lacy / ... (18 episodes, 2008-2011)
B.T. Whitehill .... title designer / series title designer / ... (15 episodes, 1990-2014)
Gabriel Meyers .... series production assistant / production assistant (14 episodes, 2013-2016)
Natasha Padilla .... publicist / series publicist (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
Jac Venza .... director of cultural and arts programs / director of cultural and arts programs: American Masters / ... (11 episodes, 1994-2004)
Jayne Lemma .... controller / budget controller (11 episodes, 2014-2016)
Brian Lee .... technical director (10 episodes, 2014-2016)
David Ernst .... marketing (8 episodes, 2014-2016)
Dina Hossain .... research coordinator: American Masters / production assistant / ... (6 episodes, 1995-2000)
Margaret Smilow .... director of culture and arts documentaries / director of culture and arts documentaries: WNET / ... (6 episodes, 2000-2005)
Nick Miller .... creative director (6 episodes, 2014-2016)
Naomi Tan .... production administrator: series / production coordinator / ... (5 episodes, 2000-2003)
Arlen Appelbaum .... business affairs / business & legal affairs / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2009)
Barbara Grandvoinet .... production assistant / archival researcher (4 episodes, 2000-2003)
Dana Kirchoff .... additional archival clearances / associate producer / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2012)
Jack Rudin .... funding / additional funding (3 episodes, 1994-2004)
Rosalind P. Walter .... funding / additional funding (3 episodes, 1994-2004)
Alan Weeks .... research coordinator: American Masters / research coordinator (3 episodes, 1995-1997)
Neil Parker .... publicist: American Masters (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tioka Tokedira .... production coordinator: American Masters (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Cara Cosentino .... office manager: series / office manager (3 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jim McDonnell .... footage researcher (3 episodes, 2003-2013)
Ben Beshaw .... office manager / office manager: series / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2007)
Michelle Sullivan .... researcher / archival producer (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Elizabeth Kosakowska .... production assistant / production coordinator (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kenn Rabin .... archival film researcher / chief archival consultant (2 episodes, 1989-2002)
Barry O'Riordan .... title design / title sequence: Moving Picture Company (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
Joy Birdsong .... researcher / senior researcher (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Shawn Fornari .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1993-1995)
William K. Everson .... archive source / historical adviser (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Reina Aktay .... production coordinator / production coordinator: American Masters (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ikeisha Watson .... production assistant / production team (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Elias Savada .... copyright clearance / copyright research: director, Motion Picture Information Services (2 episodes, 2000-2011)
Elgin Smith .... production assistant / production coordinator / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2007)
Joan Cohen .... additional researcher / archival researcher (2 episodes, 2000-2004)
Roberta Lynn Tross .... business affairs (2 episodes, 2000-2004)
Erin O'Brien-Keefe .... production administrator / production team (2 episodes, 2000)
Josh Nathan .... business affairs (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
April DiComo .... additional researcher / researcher (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Ranfi Rivera .... business affairs (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
Joanna Davis .... intern (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
April Hayes .... photo archivist / photo researcher (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Cristina Suarez .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Varounny Chanthasiri .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Rich Remsberg .... archival research / archival researcher (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Max Segal .... archival producer / rights & clearances / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2016)
Hillary Hubley .... production intern (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Eva Lipman .... production associate (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Odell Nails .... business affairs (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
David Ernst .... marketing (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Thanks
Kevin Brownlow .... special thanks (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
Frank Holland .... grateful thanks (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
William K. Everson .... grateful thanks / special thanks (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Richard Schickel .... grateful thanks / thanks (2 episodes, 1993-2000)
Frazer Pennebaker .... special thanks / thanks (2 episodes, 1994-2005)
Gene Feldman .... special thanks / thanks (2 episodes, 1999-2004)
Janet Maslin .... thanks (2 episodes, 2000-2004)
Lorna Luft .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Andrew Wright .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2011-2016)
 

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
best Gershwin documentary, 13 June 2006
Author: Ed from New York, NY

A fine documentary both as a presentation of the composer's life as well as his music including many observations and opinions. It is interesting that Virgil Thomson's negative remarks are given at some length but these are expressions of envy in my opinion. I don't recall his exact remarks but they are to the effect that all of Gershwin's serious music, consists merely of strung-together show-tunes.

While I agree that the "Rhapsody in Blue" is not satisfactory as a "classical" work, it's form is too diffuse and the composer didn't really know what he was doing at this time, I think he made up for it later on and then some. (His Second Rhapsody has never had the fame of the "Rhapsody in Blue" but is, to my mind, much more satisfying as a concert work.) Mr. Thomson's contributions to the American opera may be considerable with his two Gertrude Stein collaborations but can, in no way, compete with the infinitely greater Porgy and Bess which is probably the greatest American opera of all time.

A minor quibble: Morris and Rose Gershwin did not have two older sons named "Ira" and "George" but rather "Israel" and "Jacob"; they both changed their names fairly early on.

Many of the usual "musical-documentary gang" are here including Kitty Carlisle Hart, one of the geriatrics wonders of the world. At age 95, she was, of this writing, still able to clearly express herself even taking part in the recent pledge break for PBS. (She died April 2007.) Others include the late Kay Swift, George's "girlfriend" and sometimes collaborator and the two "Michaels", Feinstein and Tilson Thomas both looking rather young here. In fact, MTT has made a specialty of the Second Rhapsody, playing and conducting it from the keyboard a la Bernstein.

Many film excerpts from "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris" are presented though there is an obvious effort to avoid showing Robert Alda as George in the first film. (Oscar Levant, George's friend and disciple who appears in both films, is shown at some length.) The music is presented in chronological order and this works very well here.

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