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An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal (more…)

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Season 18, Episode 1 Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and the Blacklist: None Without Sin

First Aired: September 3, 2003

Examining director Elia Kazan's decision to “name names” to the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952 and how it affected his long-time friendship---and artistic collaboration---with playwright Arthur Miller. The documentary is also a dramatic metaphor for McCarthy Era tensions, interweaving clips from Miller's “The Crucible” and Kazan's “On the Waterfront” (for which he won an Oscar as Best Director). And there's a little sex: Kazan's former mistress and Miller's former wife, Marilyn Monroe, plays an important role. Oliver Platt narrates. Writer-director Michael Epstein won a 2000 Emmy for his “American Masters” film “Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood.”

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