Season 22, Episode 1 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

First Aired: February 27, 2008

The 21st-season opener profiles folksinger Peter Seeger, whom the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines calls a "living testament to the First Amendment." Spiced by archival photos and film, the bio features comments from Seeger, Maines, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, plus family members. Included: Seeger recalls Woody Guthrie; the Weavers and their blacklisting; Seeger's role in the 1960s folk-music revival, the civil-rights movement and anti-Vietnam War protests; and cleaning up the Hudson River.

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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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