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The Biz: American Masters Explores the Life of George Plimpton

Author George Plimpton was making reality television long before anyone used the term.

Plimpton's exercises in participatory journalism led to the groundbreaking 1968 best seller Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last String Quarterback, which tells how he suited up with the Detroit Lions. It was a concept easily adapted to television. He did network TV specials in the late 1960s and 70s where he played triangle with the New York Philharmonic, performed more


Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

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2014 American Masters: Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Season 28, Episode 4
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2011 Plimpton! Movie, Cinematographer
2011 Plimpton! Movie, Writer
2011 Plimpton! Movie, Director
2011 Plimpton! Movie, Producer

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