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American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Digital
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directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Julie Sacks, fl. 1996, Thirteen Productions and WQED, in American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins

Explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), the man some call America's Shakespeare, from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. Film and theater luminaries including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Phyl...

directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Julie Sacks, fl. 1996, Thirteen Productions and WQED, in American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
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Crash Course Literature, Creation from the Void
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directed by Stan Muller, fl. 2010; presented by Mike Rugnetta, fl. 2007; produced by John Green, 1977- and Hank Green, 1980-, in Crash Course Literature (Arlington, VA: PBS Crash Course), 12 mins
Today on Crash Course Mythology we're starting in on creation stories. This week, we'll focus on the creation of the universe out of nothing, or Ex Nihlio creation. Basically, a god decides to make a universe out of nothing. We'll look at the Genesis story (which has nothing to do with Peter Gabriel or Phil Collin...
directed by Stan Muller, fl. 2010; presented by Mike Rugnetta, fl. 2007; produced by John Green, 1977- and Hank Green, 1980-, in Crash Course Literature (Arlington, VA: PBS Crash Course), 12 mins
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Crash Course Literature, Episode 8, Invisible Man
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directed by Stan Muller, fl. 2010; produced by John Green, 1977-, in Crash Course Literature, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: PBS Crash Course), 11 mins
This week, we're on to reading Ralph Ellison's great novel about the black experience in America after World War II, Invisible Man. John will teach you about Ellison's nameless narrator, and his attempts to find his way in a social order that dehumanizes him and renders him invisible at every turn. Ellison's novel...
directed by Stan Muller, fl. 2010; produced by John Green, 1977-, in Crash Course Literature, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: PBS Crash Course), 11 mins
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Ernest Hemingway, A Writer (1899-1929)
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953- and Lynn Novick, 1962-; produced by Sarah Botstein, 1972-, Lynn Novick, 1962- and Ken Burns, 1953-, Florentine Films and WETA-TV; performed by Jeff Daniels, 1955-, in Ernest Hemingway (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2020), 1 hour 57 mins
Hemingway, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I. He marries Hadley Richardson and moves to Paris, publishes The Sun Also Rises and finds critical and commercial success with his novel, A Farewell to Arms.
directed by Ken Burns, 1953- and Lynn Novick, 1962-; produced by Sarah Botstein, 1972-, Lynn Novick, 1962- and Ken Burns, 1953-, Florentine Films and WETA-TV; performed by Jeff Daniels, 1955-, in Ernest Hemingway (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2020), 1 hour 57 mins
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The Great American Read, Series 1, Episode 6, What We Do for Love
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presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Tomek Gross, fl. 2012, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Series 1, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 2 mins
We explore books on America’s list of 100 that show what we do for love, in all its many forms.
presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Tomek Gross, fl. 2012, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Series 1, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 2 mins
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How Glory Edim's Online Book Club Provides Community For ‘Invisible’ Black Women
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produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956- (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2019), 7 mins
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club that has transformed into an online community and literary festival, all celebrating voices that otherwise might not be heard. She talks with Jeffrey Brown about her original goal of making new friends, seeing herself in literature and creating communi...
produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956- (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2019), 7 mins
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How to be a Writer, Between the Lines: John Hodgman
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interview by Kelly Corrigan, 1967-, in How to be a Writer (Arlington, VA: CreativeLive, 2017), 27 mins
JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine. After an appearance to promote his books on “The D...
interview by Kelly Corrigan, 1967-, in How to be a Writer (Arlington, VA: CreativeLive, 2017), 27 mins
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Ken Burns: Mark Twain, Episode 2
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 44 mins
Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. As America's best-loved author, he created some of its most memorable characters and quoted sayings. Director Ken Burns digs beneath the legend to discover the true Twain and...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 44 mins
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Little Women, Part 2
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written by Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888; directed by Vanessa Caswill; designed by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh; produced by Susie Liggat, fl. 2005, British Broadcasting Corporation and Playground Entertainment; performed by Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy, Kathryn Newton, Dylan Baker, 1959- and Emily Watson, 1967-, in Little Women (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018, originally published 1868), 58 mins
As Marmee waits by her husband’s sickbed, the March sisters must learn to cope without their parents. Together they face unrequited love, hurtful rumors, trouble at school and the toll of sickness. Meg and John Brooke’s relationship develops, as do Jo’s literary prospects. Jo grows anxious as the future for...
written by Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888; directed by Vanessa Caswill; designed by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh; produced by Susie Liggat, fl. 2005, British Broadcasting Corporation and Playground Entertainment; performed by Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy, Kathryn Newton, Dylan Baker, 1959- and Emily Watson, 1967-, in Little Women (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018, originally published 1868), 58 mins
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Masterpiece, Far From the Madding Crowd - Part 1
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written by Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928; directed by Nicholas Renton, 1946-; produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, 1952-, Granada Film Productions and WGBH Boston; performed by Paloma Baeza, 1975-, Jonathan Firth, 1967- and Nigel Terry, 1945-2015, in Masterpiece (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011), 1 hour 50 mins,
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Paloma Baeza stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a beautiful and proud woman with a fiercely independent spirit, in this lush adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd. Uncertain of her future but unwilling to sacrifice her freedom, young Bathsheba rejects the proposal of dependable Gabriel O...
written by Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928; directed by Nicholas Renton, 1946-; produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, 1952-, Granada Film Productions and WGBH Boston; performed by Paloma Baeza, 1975-, Jonathan Firth, 1967- and Nigel Terry, 1945-2015, in Masterpiece (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011), 1 hour 50 mins,
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