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  • 1987
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 Graves as host in 1987. Well-established and a franchise series for A&E by 1994, it later spun off t (more…)

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Words and Music by Leiber & Stoller

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Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are profiled. Together they authored such classic rock 'n' roll songs as “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak” and “There Goes My Baby.” Interviewees include Burt Bacharach; Ahmet Ertegun; Jerry Wexler; Carole King; Barry Mann; Cynthia Weil; as well as Leiber and Stoller.

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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)

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