American Masters

  • 1986
  • 18 Seasons
  • TV-PG

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 Ball, Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish and Leonard Bernstein (among others) won Emmys, and a study of the Algonquin...

Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note

First Aired: October 28, 1998

A chronicle of the life and career of composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein features clips from TV interviews, rehearsal footage, scenes from his work and home movies. Also: comments from family members and colleagues, including Stephen Sondheim.

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