An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars.
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Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause.
Learn about Richard Linklater, the filmmaker behind Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, and more.
Today he is known as a kitchen supernova, but Jacques Pépin's career began humbly.
Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.
Dick Gregory was the first Black comedian on “The Tonight Show with Jack Paar."
When a supervisor noticed Tyrus Wong's work, he was asked to paint for the film "Bambi"
Tyrus Wong's lighting and creative use of color gave "Bambi" its impressionistic style.
Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi discuss how Wong influenced them.
See a new side of innovative writer Edgar Allan Poe, best known for Gothic horror tales.
This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.
Test your classical music IQ by clicking the play button to listen to the sound clips. Identify the composer for each piece and reveal your score!
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.
Nature Cat follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors and learn about nature with the help of his animal friends.
On a snowy night in 1965, Hyattsville, Maryland's DeMatha Catholic High School defeated Lew Alcindor's Power Memorial Academy in what many call the greatest high school hoops game ever played.
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