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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 21, Episode 4 John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature

First Aired: July 25, 2007

A profile of naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851), whose influential “Birds of America” featured portraits of 435 birds; and whose name, in the early 1900s, would be used by a group of bird lovers who formed the National Audubon Society and hoped to stop the killings of birds for their plumes. This documentary explores Audubon's personal and public lives, which includes being jailed for bankruptcy; and dining at the White House. Included: excerpts of letters he wrote to his wife.