Irving Berlin: An American Song
First Aired: December 27, 1999
A profile of songwriter Irving Berlin (1888-1989) looks at his early years as a singing waiter; his two marriages; his service in the Army during World Wars I and II; and his work on Broadway and in Hollywood. Hosted by Harry Smith.
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)