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2001, TV Show

Episode Detail: Rock & Roll Invaders - Profiles

A report on pioneering R&B and rock-and-roll disc jockeys from the 1950s and early '60s, who promoted the new music despite a "backlash from parents and the pulpit." Included: audio clips; interviews; archival materials. Also: the impact of payola on the industry.

Episodes: Profiles (388)

12/20/2003: Roger Ebert
5/19/2003: Albert Brooks
3/31/2003: Nick Nolte
3/24/2003: Diane Keaton
2/9/2003: Kris Kristofferson
2/2/2003: Bobby McFerrin
1/12/2003: Johnny Depp
11/10/2002: Nathan Lane
11/3/2002: Mick Fleetwood
10/20/2002: Salma Hayek
9/1/2002: Rupert Everett
8/11/2002: Robert Duvall
8/4/2002: Dustin Hoffman
7/14/2002: Geena Davis
5/12/2002: Linda Eder
5/5/2002: Dean Martin
4/7/2002: Andie MacDowell
4/7/2002: Johnny Cash
2/4/2002: Anthony Hopkins
1/21/2002: Robert Redford
1/15/2002: Joseph Conrad
1/14/2002: Melissa Etheridge
12/17/2001: Stockard Channing
12/3/2001: Gene Wilder
11/26/2001: Elton John
11/12/2001: Tammy Wynette
10/29/2001: Denzel Washington
10/1/2001: Whoopi Goldberg
9/24/2001: Rod Steiger
9/10/2001: Leslie Nielsen: The Last Laugh
8/20/2001: Nicolas Cage
8/6/2001: Jackie Chan
7/30/2001: Garry Marshall
7/23/2001: Lisa Kudrow
7/16/2001: Jon Bon Jovi
7/11/2001: Paul Newman
6/6/2001: RuPaul
5/9/2001: Marlon Brando
5/2/2001: John Leguizamo
4/18/2001: Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach---Because It's a Lonely World
4/4/2001: Sarah Brightman
3/29/2001: Jackson Pollock
3/14/2001: Giorgio Armani
2/28/2001: Gloria Estefan
2/21/2001: Antonio Banderas
2/7/2001: Herbie Hancock
2/1/2001: Peter Martins
1/25/2001: Penn & Teller
1/16/2001: Bryn Terfel
1/11/2001: Paganini's Daemon
1/11/2001: Bruce Lee
1/4/2001: Tim Allen
12/26/2000: Bing Crosby
12/20/2000: The Coen Brothers
12/5/2000: Billy Bob Thornton
11/28/2000: Jim Carrey
11/7/2000: David Copperfield
10/24/2000: Gerard Depardieu
10/20/2000: Quincy Jones
10/17/2000: Freddie Mercury
10/10/2000: Blondie
10/6/2000: Cyndi Lauper
10/3/2000: Yoko Ono
9/26/2000: Bruce Willis
9/19/2000: Sandra Bernhard
9/12/2000: John Lithgow
9/6/2000: Baby, That's Rock and Roll---The Music of Leiber and Stoller, Part 2
9/5/2000: Baby, That's Rock and Roll---The Music of Leiber and Stoller, Part 1
9/5/2000: Kenneth Cole
8/18/2000: Roy Orbison
8/15/2000: Gimme Some Truth
8/8/2000: Gene Hackman
8/1/2000: Drew Barrymore
7/25/2000: Andre Previn
7/18/2000: John Travolta
7/13/2000: Naked Classics: The Maestro
7/11/2000: Naked Classics: The Prodigy
7/11/2000: Richard Gere
6/24/2000: In Bad Taste: The John Waters Story
6/15/2000: John Lee Hooker
6/14/2000: Searching for Jimi Hendrix
6/6/2000: Vera Wang
6/2/2000: Cher
5/30/2000: Julie Taymor
5/26/2000: Louis Armstrong
5/23/2000: Carly Simon
5/19/2000: ABBA
5/16/2000: Goldie Hawn
4/21/2000: J.D. Salinger
4/11/2000: Rupert Murdoch
3/31/2000: Entertaining Emotions
3/21/2000: In Bad Taste
3/10/2000: Peter Beard
2/25/2000: Charles Mingus: Triumph of an Underdog
2/23/2000: Isaac Hayes
1/18/2000: Mamas and Papas: Straight Shooter
1/4/2000: Sam Peckinpah
12/8/1999: Blue Note: Story of Modern Jazz
12/7/1999: Blue Note: Story of Modern Jazz
11/30/1999: Sean Connery
11/22/1999: William Shatner
11/16/1999: Tom Cruise
11/9/1999: Harry Connick Jr.
11/3/1999: Mr. & Mrs. Broadway
11/2/1999: Betty Buckley
10/25/1999: Joan Sutherland
10/12/1999: John Malkovich
10/8/1999: Isabella Rossellini
10/5/1999: Lauren Hutton
9/14/1999: Petula Clark
9/7/1999: Dolly Parton
9/1/1999: Grace Kelly
8/31/1999: Marilyn Monroe
8/26/1999: Madonna
8/17/1999: Eve Arnold
8/11/1999: Nigel Kennedy
7/28/1999: David Cassidy
7/16/1999: Keeping the Music Alive
The Heck with Hollywood
Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood"
Tim Rice
Elia Kazan
A Band is Born
Naked Nashville: I Won't Die for Any Man
Barry Tuckwell
Jack Kerouac
Vanessa Redgrave
Dracula
Toni Morrison
The Voices of Rap
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Entertainment Business: Daytime Talk
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Dancing for Dollars: The Kirov in Petersburg
David Helfgott
Matthew Bourne
Terry Gilliam
KD Lang
Anthony Hopkins
John Galliano
Private Eye
Willard White
Oscar Peterson
Salvador Dali
Thomas Keneally
Seamus Heaney
Jan Vermeer
Little Jimmy Scott
Russell on Russell
The filming of "Naked Lunch
Central Casting
Michael Powell
David Mamet
Judi Dench
Andy Warhol
Norman Mailer on Picasso
Vivienne Westwood
Entertainment Business: Celebrity
George Gershwin
Evelyn Glennie
Georg Solti
Howard Hawks
Dancing for Dollars: The Bolshoi in Las Vegas
Cyd Charisse
American Dance
Ray Charles: The Genius of Soul
Star Power
Gary Oldman
Warren Beatty
Jim Jarmusch
Inside Stories: The Art Detectives
Eric Hebborn: Portrait of a Master Forger
Franco Zeffirelli
Dominick Dunne
The Family Fiennes
Roy Lichtenstein
Lenny Henry Hunts Funk
Arthur Miller
William Golding
Movers and Shakers: The Making of Chicago
An Impresario in New York
Degas
Fosse: A Celebration in Song and Dance
The Life and Music of Irving Berlin
Oscar Wilde
Entertainment Business: Late Night Talk
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story
Maria Callas: Life and Art
Placido: Year in the Life of Placido Domingo
Naked Nashville: Hillbilly Hollywood
Naked Nashville: My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch
John Cleese
Coco Chanel
Raymond Chandler
Marc Chagall
Stars Under the Palms: 50 Years of Cannes Film Festival
Frida Kahlo
The History of Talk Radio
Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money
Look: The Power of the Press
Don Luis Bunuel
Salvador Dali
Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money
Cirque du Soleil: A Baroque Odyssey
"In My Life"
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
Thelonious Monk: American Composer
Brendan the Navigator
Saul Zaentz
Bret Easton Ellis: This Is Not an Exit
Walter Mosley
John Williams
Two Ballerinas at the Royal Ballet
Kiri Te Kanawa
Sydney Pollack
Margaret Atwood
Aboriginal Art
Montserrat Caballe
Willy Russell
Arturo Toscanini
Sylvie Guillem
Jean Claude Carriere
John Steinbeck
La Plante
Clive Barker
Henri Matisse
African American Humor
The Making of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein
Margot Fonteyn
David Hare
David Hockney, Joiner Photographs
Agnes de Mille
Cowboy Art
British Comedy
Alec Guinness
Marilyn Horne
PJ O'Rourke
Al Jolson
Nora Ephron
Bheki Mseleku
Robert Lowell
Lionel Bart: The Man Behind `Oliver!'
Ken Loach
George Shearing
Edward Albee
1995, Martin Amis Interview
Stephen Sondheim
Flags of the Fante Coast
David Bailey; Roger Ballen
Ed McBain
Profiles
The Women of Country Music
Roger Ballen
Paul McCartney
Clint Eastwood
Miriam Makeba
Barbara Cartland
The Aida Files
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Saul Bellow
Jonathan Miller
Sting
Ken Russell's "Classic Widows"
Wynton Marsalis
Charles Aznavour
Alan Ayckbourn: Master Class
Elaine Paige
Karole Armitage: Wild Ballerina
Peter Allen: The Boy From Oz
Ernest Hemingway
Dusty Springfield: Full Circle
John Mills
Carl Orff
Michael Crawford
Michael Collins
Jose Carreras
Dennis Potter
Ismail Merchant
Albert Finney
Valery Gergiev
Otto Dix
Patricia Highsmith
Bee Gees
Tony Bennett's New York
Paul Auster
Michael Flatley
Allen Ginsberg
Bjork
Joshua Bell
David Bowie
Varian Fry
The Soul of Stax
Steven Bochco
Rock & Roll Invaders
Rock & Roll Invaders
Rock & Roll Invaders
The Real Ellen Story
Margot Fonteyn
Margot Fonteyn
The Dancing Game
Entertainment Business: Oscar Day, Oscar Night
Entertainment Business: Premieres and Junkets
Entertainment Business: One Night Stand
Alan Parker
Yuri Bashmet
Shamrock and Roll
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
David Lean and Robert Bolt
Chinua Achebe
Martin Amis
Paul Hindemith
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Tallis Scholars
August Wilson
Cecilia Bartoli
John Houseman
John Osborne
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Temba
Anton Bruckner
Cameron Mackintosh
Peter Brook
A history of Boogie-Woogie
Barry Humphries
Carl Davis
Mark Morris
Steve Martin
Stan Laurel
Christopher Hogwood on Hadyn
Bernardo Bertolucci
Steven Berkoff
Late Shakespeare
Salman Rushdie
Robert Altman
Spike Lee
Anne Sophie Mutter
Russell on British Music
John Updike
Terence Davies
Claudio Arrau
Paul Bowles
Real Sounds of Africa
Eric Clapton
Doris Lessing
Roald Dahl
"Spitting Image"
Heinrich Schiff
Marguerite Duras
Ackroyd's Dickens
Peter O'Toole
Dame Vera Lynn
The Guggenheim Museum
Hakan Hardenberger
Robert Zemeckis
Derek Walcott
Annie Leibovitz
Douglas Adams
Oscar Marzaroli
Gore Vidal
Colin Thubron
RS Thomas
Richard Price
Jean Genet
The Secret Life of Arnold Bax
John Banville
Henryk Gorecki
Jeff Koons
I, Berlioz
David Hockney at Tate
Cate Blanchett
Rosie Perez

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