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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 20, Episode 3 Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home

First Aired: July 12, 2006

“The music is at the core of what it means to be an American,” says Bruce Springsteen of the work of folk-music icon Woody Guthrie (1912-67), who is recalled via archival footage, photos and recordings. Included in this thoughtful profile are his 1930s contact with Dust Bowl refugees, inspiring many of his most memorable songs; and his battle with Huntington's disease. Included: insights from his sister, Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon; daughter Nora Guthrie; Pete Seeger; and biographer Joe Klein.

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May 17, 2006

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Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Season 20, Episode 4

July 19, 2006