Season 20, Episode 6 Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

First Aired: September 20, 2006

Part 1 of two. Ric Burns' absorbing profile of Andy Warhol (1928-87) traces the pop icon's rise from poverty to an artist who, said art critic Dave Hickey, “changed the world.” Included: clips of Warhol; his silk-screen art; his underground films. Also: comments from art historians, writers (including Stephen Koch and George Plimpton) and Warhol's brother John Warhola on the man who predicted that “in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”

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  • Premise: 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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