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Hank Jones

Photo by Tom Pich

Pianist (National Medal ofArts, NEA Jazz Master)

Hank Jones talks about his long career in jazz, including playing with such jazz greats as Charlie Parker and fellow NEA Jazz Master Ella Fitzgerald. [24:52]

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Kay Ryan

Photo by Tom Roster

Poet (U.S. Poet Laureate, NEA Literature Fellow)

U.S. Poet Laureate talks about her teaching career, her reaction to that initial phone call from the Library of Congress, and, of course, poetry. [21:52]

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Olivia de Havilland

Photo courtesy of Olivia de Havilland

Actress (National Medal of Arts recipient)

One of America's most beloved stars spills some backstage secrets while discussing career highlights. [27:52]

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Richard Sherman

Photo courtesy of Richard Sherman

Songwriter (National Medal of Arts recipient)

A world without Mary Poppins? No way. The two-time Oscar winner lets us in on how great show tunes get written. [29:58]

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Stan Lee

Photo courtesy of POW! Entertainment

Comic book writer, producer (National Medal of Arts recipient)

Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange: Stan Lee was there at the creation. [29:56]

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Queen Ida Guillory

Photo by Irene Young

Zydeco Musician (NEA National Heritage Fellow)

Queen Ida Guillory discusses the Zydeco tradition and how she became a part of the band. [25:22]

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