Season 12, Episode 15 The Wizard of Photography

First Aired: May 23, 2000

Profiling George Eastman (1854-1932), whose Kodak and Brownie cameras “forever changed the way people see their world,” says narrator Judith Light. The hour uses interviews with historians and, of course, vintage stills and clips to recall the autocratic Eastman, whose business strategy bypassed professional photographers. “You press the button and we do the rest,” was Kodak's slogan, and when he introduced the $1 Brownie in 1900, the “you” was everybody.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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