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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Rebroadcast on PBS

As we nervously anticipate the Federal cuts in funding for women’s and low-income services, health care, the arts, public TV production and programming, I salute tonight’s timely PBS rebroadcast of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning.  This powerful documentary debuted on … Continue reading

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Bonnie and Clyde Revisited on American Experience

It’s been almost 50 years since actor/producer Warren Beatty revitalized his career with Bonnie & Clyde (1967). Directed by Arthur Penn, the film’s art-house take on the ill-fated Depression-era outlaw couple, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, turned true crime cinema on its ear and … Continue reading

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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Debuts on PBS

If you’ve ever doubted the important role played by artists as catalysts for social change, I suggest you tune in to American Masters on PBS tonight  (9 p.m.- 11 p.m. ET, check local listings for air times in your region) and catch Dorothea Lange: … Continue reading

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