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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 25, Episode 1 Troubadours: Carole King, James Taylor and the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

First Aired: March 2, 2011

A history of the singer-songwriter movement, centering on Carole King, James Taylor and West Hollywood's Troubadour club, featuring a wealth of clips and remarks from King, Taylor and fellow travelers Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Bonnie Raitt, along with acclaimed sidemen Craig Doerge, Danny "Kooch" Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel and Lee Sklar. The documentary also explores the musical chemistry between frequent collaborators King and Taylor and their 2007 reunion at---where else?---the Troubadour.