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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 5 Walter Cronkite: Witness to History

First Aired: July 26, 2006

A wealth of archival footage accents this genial profile of former “CBS Evening News” anchorman Walter Cronkite, which also serves as a look at TV news history. The episode highlights Cronkite's coverage of the U.S. space program; his visits to Vietnam and 1968 commentary critical of the war; and the 1968 Democratic National Convention; Insights are provided by Tom Brokaw, David Halberstam, Don Hewitt, Robert MacNeil, Morley Safer, Lesley Stahl and Mike Wallace.

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Season 20, Episode 4

July 19, 2006

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Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

Season 20, Episode 6

September 20, 2006

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