Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

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Season 20 opens with the stellar "Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built," a profile of Ahmet Ertegun (1923-2006), the son of a Turkish diplomat. Ertegun's love of American black music led him to found Atlantic Records in 1947.

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