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Tony Kushner

Photo by Joan Marcus-Hires

Playwright and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

In the second of our two-part interview, talk about his latest play and his screenplay for the movie, Lincoln

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Tony Kushner

Photo by Gloria Wegner

Playwright and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

In part 1 of a two-part interview, Tony Kushner talks about his early attraction to theater and writing Angels in America. [28:50]

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Laurie Olin

Photo © Sahar Coston-Hardy

Landscape Architect and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Laurie Olin on the work of landscape architecture—balancing nature and cultivation. [32:45]

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Joan Myers Brown

 

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National Medal of Arts recipient

Founder of Philadanco!, Joan Myers Brown reflects on what goes into building a leading African-American dance company and school. [27:29]

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Michael Tilson Thomas

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National Medal of Arts Recipient

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas discusses his dual career as conductor and educator. [30:49]

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Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

National Medal of Arts Recipient

Pete Seeger returns to talk about his music and its roots. [31:50]

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Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

Folk Legend

Pete Seeger remembers his friend, Woody Guthrie. [21:13]

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Mel Tillis

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Country Legend & National Medal of Arts Recipient

Singer/songwriter Mel Tillis tells stories about his career and how performing helped him cope with his stutter. [29:43]

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André Watts

Photo by Steve J. Sherman

Pianist and 2011 National Medal of Arts Recipient

André Watts remembers the early years of his career. [39:41]

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Rita Dove

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Author and 2011 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her writing with a focus on her most recent book of poems, Sonata Mullatica. [30:44]

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