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Pioneers of Thirteen
Pioneers of Thirteen
In 1999, filmmaker Ric Burns created the epic “New York: A Documentary" with THIRTEEN.
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Award-winning Bebe Neuwirth has performed many times on THIRTEEN’s “Great Performances.”
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In 2000, musical theater star Chita Rivera appeared in THIRTEEN’s “My Favorite Broadway."
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Perry Miller Adato
Perry Miller Adato has directed numerous award-winning documentaries for THIRTEEN.
In 2002, Beth Hoppe created THIRTEEN’s iconic documentary history series “Frontier House."
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In 1974, THIRTEEN showcased choreographer Alvin Ailey and dancer Judith Jamison.
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Joan Konner served as senior executive producer for national public affairs at THIRTEEN.
James Earl Jones
Actor James Earl Jones starred in THIRTEEN’s “King Lear” at Central Park in 1974.
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Filmmaker Sam Pollard has created countless award-winning shows for THIRTEEN.
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Jeff Folmsbee spearheaded art programs “City Arts” and “EGG: The Arts Show” at THIRTEEN.
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Fred Kaufman joined “Nature” in the early 80s and is now its executive producer.
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Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault joined “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” in 1977.
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In 1989, Savion Glover appeared in THIRTEEN's “Gregory Hines' Tap Dance in America.”
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Lin Manuel Miranda
THIRTEEN showcased Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical sensation “In the Heights” in 2009.
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Lindsay Law created over 40 dramatic films for THIRTEEN’s “American Playhouse.”
Sandra Sheppard created the groundbreaking and popular show “Cyberchase” in 2002.
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Filmmaker Jon Alpert started out in the '70s on THIRTEEN’s creative workshop “The TV Lab."
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Spike Lee and Ang Lee Film Debuts on Independent Focus
THIRTEEN's 'Independent Focus' was a champion for independent filmmakers.
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First Episode of NATURE on PBS
NATURE with George Page premiered in 1982 with 'The Flight of The Condor.'
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An American Family
In the early 1970s, THIRTEEN documented a family in the cinéma vérité style.
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The '70s: Bold and Fearless | The TV Lab
Pioneers of THIRTEEN's "The '70s: Bold and Fearless" premieres January 31 at 9 PM.
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"Welcome to the Fillmore East" featured Van Morrison, The Byrds, and The Allman Brothers.
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The Great American Dream Machine
THIRTEEN's 1970's "The Great American Dream Machine" was an irreverent variety show.
The origins of the THIRTEEN show variety show devoted to African-American culture.
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