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Season 40, Episode 7 Paul Simon's Graceland Journey

First Aired: January 4, 2013

The making of Paul Simon's 1986 "Graceland" album is recalled in this documentary, which accompanies the singer-songwriter on a visit to South Africa, where he reunites with some of the musicians involved in the recording. The album has sold more than 14 million copies and is considered one of the touchstone recordings of its time, yet the success and acclaim did not come without controversy: Simon was criticized for breaking a cultural boycott then in place against apartheid-era South Africa.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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