August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
A profile of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005).
Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice
The Season 29 premiere profiles magician Ricky Jay.
Bing Crosby Rediscovered
Discover the life and legend of the entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews.
The Boomer List
Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years.
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, explore the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer.
Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Learn more about the influence of designers Ray and Charles Eames.
The famed author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s life was no children’s book: she worked as a servant, a seamstress, and a Civil War nurse before becoming a millionaire celebrity writing “moral pap for the young,” as she called it. Under pen names and anonymously, she also wrote stories with enough drugs, sex, and crime to prove the author was no “little” woman. When she died, Alcott took her secret identity as a pulp fiction writer with her, and kept it for nearly a half-century.
Starring Elizabeth Marvel and featuring Jane Alexander, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women tells the story of this remarkable woman’s quest to rescue her family from poverty and to find wealth, fame, and happiness for herself.
Raised in the center of 19th century New England’s great transcendentalist and abolitionist movements, Louisa May Alcott learned about literature from Ralph Waldo Emerson, went on nature walks with Henry David Thoreau, and saw the Civil War up close as an army nurse. Her story is also the story of three eras in American history: the Romantic Transcendental period, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age.
Emily Rooney talks to author Harriet Reisen and director Nancy Porter on Greater Boston.
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