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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 17, Episode 4 Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution

First Aired: March 19, 2003

This profile of Alice Waters charts the “counter culinary” career of the proprietor of the legendary Berkeley, Cal., restaurant Chez Panisse. Waters, who launched Chez Panisse in 1971 because she wanted a place to “eat with my friends,” expands on her social and environmental ethic throughout the hour, joined by writers R.W. Apple, Calvin Trillin, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser and Marian Cunningham, Gourmet-magazine editor Ruth Reichl and Chez Panisse suppliers.