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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 23, Episode 6 Trumbo

First Aired: September 2, 2009

A profile of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (1905-76), who was blacklisted after being convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. Prior to that, his credits included "Kitty Foyle" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and the novel "Johnny Got His Gun"; while blacklisted, in 1956, he won an Oscar for "The Brave One," which he wrote under the name Robert Rich. Based on his son Christopher's 2003 play and letters he wrote.

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Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound

Season 23, Episode 7

October 14, 2009