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Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Discover the life and work of Garry Winogrand, the epic storyteller in pictures who harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s-70s. His "snapshot aesthetic" is now the universal language of ...
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Season 31

3 Jan. 2017
By Sidney Lumet
Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being.
 
21 Feb. 2017
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Singer, dancer, activist and writer Maya Angelou inspired generations with boundary-pushing African-American writings. Trace her incredible journey as she unwraps untold aspects of her life with rare footage, photographs and her own words.
 
4 Mar. 2017
Patsy Cline
Pasty Cline defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart-wrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her life she set a standard of authenticity towards which artists still strive.
 
28 Apr. 2017
James Beard: America's First Foodie
Today's American food movement can be traced back to one man: cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher James Beard.
 
26 May 2017
Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft
Discover the story of chef Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks, a charming Gallic accent, and a mastery of cooking and teaching so breathtaking he became an American food icon.
 
1 Sep. 2017
Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny
Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater is all these things and more, a poster boy for the fiercely independent style of filmmaking emerging out of Austin in the late 1980s and 1990s.
 
8 Sep. 2017
Tyrus
The multi-faceted career of pioneering Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong who overcame prejudice and racism to inspire other Asian-Americans and innovate the craft of movie storyboarding.
 
30 Oct. 2017
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
The life of noted American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe is examined in this PBS documentary.
 
17 Nov. 2017
This Is Bob Hope...
A look at the life and career of Bob Hope.
 

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