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Season 31, Episode 01 By Sidney Lumet

S31 E01

Jan 4, 2017
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By Sidney Lumet Jan 4, 2017 In a 2008 interview, director Sidney Lumet talks about his life and career, which included 44 films in 50 years.

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Season 31, Episode 02 Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

S31 E02

Feb 22, 2017
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Feb 22, 2017 The life of author and activist Maya Angelou, with comments from Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton and others.

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Season 31, Episode 03 Patsy Cline

S31 E03

Mar 2, 2017
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Patsy Cline Mar 2, 2017 A profile of influential country singer Patsy Cline (1932-63), featuring archival performances of such songs as "Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces" and "Crazy"; and remarks from artists who knew her and others influenced by her.

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Season 31, Episode 04 James Beard: America’s First Foodie

S31 E04

May 20, 2017
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James Beard: America’s First Foodie May 20, 2017 Experience a century of food through the life of one man, James Beard (1903-1985). Dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery” by The New York Times, Beard was a Portland, Ore., native who loved and celebrated the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. He spoke of the importance of localism and sustainability long before those terms had entered the vernacular.

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Season 31, Episode 05 Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

S31 E05

May 27, 2017
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Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft May 27, 2017 Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin (b. December 18, 1935), a young immigrant with movie-star looks, a charming Gallic accent, and a mastery of cooking and teaching so breathtaking he became an early food icon—joining James Beard and Julia Child among the handful of Americans who transformed the way the country views the food world.

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Season 31, Episode 06 Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

S31 E06

Sep 2, 2017
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Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny Sep 2, 2017 A trove of never-before-seen archival footage provides an unconventional look at the fiercely independent style of filmmaking that emerged out of Austin, Texas in the late 1980s and 1990s with Linklater as its poster boy.

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Season 31, Episode 07 Tyrus

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Sep 9, 2017
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Tyrus Sep 9, 2017 The unlikely story of 106-year old Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, and how he overcame poverty and racism in America to become a celebrated modernist painter, Hollywood sketch artist, and “Disney Legend” for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film, Bambi.

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Season 31, Episode 08 Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

S31 E08

Oct 31, 2017
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Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive Oct 31, 2017 This documentary draws on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author, exploring the misrepresentations of Poe as a drug-addled madman akin to the narrators of his horror stories.

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Season 31, Episode 09 Inspiring Woman Web Series

S31 E09

Nov 9, 2017
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Inspiring Woman Web Series Nov 9, 2017 Six innovators tell their own stories and explain how they’re changing their respective industries: podcast host Tracy Clayton, Chef Angie Mar, JavaScript developer Sara Chipps, web-cam performance artist Molly Soda, entrepreneur Rakia Reynolds, and visual artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.

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Season 31, Episode 10 This is Bob Hope

S31 E10

Nov 14, 2017
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This is Bob Hope Nov 14, 2017 A candid look at a remarkable life with unprecedented access to Bob Hope’s personal archives, including writings voiced by Billy Crystal and clips from Hope’s body of work to reveal a gifted and very human individual who recognized the power of fame, embraced its responsibilities and handled celebrity with extraordinary wit and grace.

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Season 31, Episode 12 This Is Bob Hope...

S31 E12

Nov 17, 2017
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This Is Bob Hope... Nov 17, 2017 Explore the entertainer's life with unprecedented access to his archives. Director's cut.

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