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Season 25, Episode 01 Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

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Jan 12, 2011
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Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides Jan 12, 2011 A retrospective on the laid-back actor who has entertained audiences for close to 40 years.

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Season 25, Episode 02 Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

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Mar 2, 2011
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Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter Mar 2, 2011 A musical journey tracing the lives and careers of James Taylor and Carole King, pillars of the California singer/songwriter scene, which converged in and around LA's Troubadour Club in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Season 25, Episode 03 John Muir in the New World

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Apr 18, 2011
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John Muir in the New World Apr 18, 2011 Documentary of naturalist and author, John Muir 1838-1914.

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Season 25, Episode 04 American Maestro: James Levine

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Jun 1, 2011
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American Maestro: James Levine Jun 1, 2011 A behind-the-scenes lok at the internationally-renowned conductor of New York's Metropolitan Opera.

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Season 25, Episode 05 Pearl Jam Twenty

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Oct 21, 2011
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Pearl Jam Twenty Oct 21, 2011 Told in big themes and bold colors with blistering sound, Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after being catapulted into superstardom, their step back from the spotlight with the instinct of self-preservation, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them — giving way to a work culture that would sustain them. Part concert film, part insider hang, part testimonial to the power of music and uncompromising artists, the film celebrates the freedom that allows Pearl Jam to make music without losing themselves, their fans, or the music lovers they’ve always been. Pearl Jam Twenty features new interviews with original band members Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder, drummer Matt Cameron, and friend and Soundgarden singer/guitarist Chris Cornell, as well as archival performance and interview footage of Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Kurt Cobain, and Neil Young.

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Season 25, Episode 06 Bill T. Jones

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Nov 11, 2011
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Bill T. Jones Nov 11, 2011 Bill T. Jones, the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur "genius" grant and winner of two Tony Awards, has been named "an irreplaceable treasure" by the The Dance Heritage Coalition. Above all, he is a socially conscious choreographer who never shies away from controversy -- tackling thorny subjects such as race and politics with elegance and intelligence, artistry and originality.

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Season 25, Episode 07 Woody Allen: A Documentary

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Nov 20, 2011
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Woody Allen: A Documentary Nov 20, 2011 A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.

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Season 25, Episode 08 The Architect & the Painter: The Creative Lives of Ray & Charles Eames

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Dec 19, 2011
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The Architect & the Painter: The Creative Lives of Ray & Charles Eames Dec 19, 2011 Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy®-winning, Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography.

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Season 25, Episode 09 Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

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Dec 30, 2011
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Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter Dec 30, 2011 From 1941 to 1978, this husband-and-wife team brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training, she was a painter and sculptor. Together they are considered America’s most important and influential designers, whose work helped, literally, shape the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital and commercially popular today. They are, perhaps, best remembered for their mid-century modern furniture, built from novel materials like molded plywood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, bent metal wire and aluminum – offering consumers beautiful, functional, yet inexpensive products. Revered for their designs and fascinating as individuals, Charles and Ray have risen to iconic status in American culture. But their influence on significant events and movements in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Charles and Ray Eames are now profiled as part of American Masters. A film by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey. Narrated by James Franco.

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