Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train a Comin'
A profile of Jimi Hendrix (1942-70).
Trailer: Billie Jean King
For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: Billie Jean King. 9/10/13.
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise - Preview
Premieres Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Premieres May 20 at 9pm on WGBH 2.
Mel Brooks: Mel Brooks' Debut
Mel Brooks ad-libbed his first stage appearance. The crowd loved it. The director did not.
Mel Brooks: Mel Brooks, a Bullhorn & Some German Soldiers
Even while fighting in WWII, Mel Brooks went for the laugh.
12/6/13 2:00 AM
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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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