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James Levine: America's Maestro (Episode #2403)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011, conductor James Levine's life and current work were the subject of this documentary, which captures the essence of his unparalleled musicianship and his singular teaching and performance style, while looking back at creative milestones since his Met debut in 1971 at the age of 28.
Over the course of a year, filmmaker Susan Froemke followed Levine. Included in the film are intimate scenes between the maestro and longtime collaborator Placido Domingo as they rehearse Verdi's Simon Boccanegra; intense rehearsals with the Met Orchestra as they prepare for their first performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony at Carnegie Hall; and Levine's poignant coaching sessions with aspiring young singers preparing to launch their careers. The film provides a revealing portrait of one of classical music's giants, exploring how Levine transformed the Met's orchestra into one of the great ensembles, elicited legendary performances from leading singers, and nurtured new generations of artists.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (Episode #2008)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

America in the 1960s and 70s was in turmoil. The civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam and the sexual revolution defined a nation in conflict. But at 10 o'clock every Saturday night, in dorms and dens, in living rooms and bedrooms across the country, Americans watched "The Carol Burnett Show." For 11 years, the wacky performer yelled like Tarzan and won -- and sometimes broke -- our hearts with her edgy, always sympathetic, characters. She could fall down a flight of stairs or hold her own in a duet with Julie Andrews. Yet, as with so many brilliant comedians, hers was a difficult childhood. A glimpse of something deeper and darker began to emerge in the dramatic career that followed her TV variety show.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 9:01 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

James Levine: America's Maestro (Episode #2403)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011, conductor James Levine's life and current work were the subject of this documentary, which captures the essence of his unparalleled musicianship and his singular teaching and performance style, while looking back at creative milestones since his Met debut in 1971 at the age of 28.
Over the course of a year, filmmaker Susan Froemke followed Levine. Included in the film are intimate scenes between the maestro and longtime collaborator Placido Domingo as they rehearse Verdi's Simon Boccanegra; intense rehearsals with the Met Orchestra as they prepare for their first performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony at Carnegie Hall; and Levine's poignant coaching sessions with aspiring young singers preparing to launch their careers. The film provides a revealing portrait of one of classical music's giants, exploring how Levine transformed the Met's orchestra into one of the great ensembles, elicited legendary performances from leading singers, and nurtured new generations of artists.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (Episode #2008)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

America in the 1960s and 70s was in turmoil. The civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam and the sexual revolution defined a nation in conflict. But at 10 o'clock every Saturday night, in dorms and dens, in living rooms and bedrooms across the country, Americans watched "The Carol Burnett Show." For 11 years, the wacky performer yelled like Tarzan and won -- and sometimes broke -- our hearts with her edgy, always sympathetic, characters. She could fall down a flight of stairs or hold her own in a duet with Julie Andrews. Yet, as with so many brilliant comedians, hers was a difficult childhood. A glimpse of something deeper and darker began to emerge in the dramatic career that followed her TV variety show.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 9:01 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

James Levine: America's Maestro (Episode #2403)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011, conductor James Levine's life and current work were the subject of this documentary, which captures the essence of his unparalleled musicianship and his singular teaching and performance style, while looking back at creative milestones since his Met debut in 1971 at the age of 28.
Over the course of a year, filmmaker Susan Froemke followed Levine. Included in the film are intimate scenes between the maestro and longtime collaborator Placido Domingo as they rehearse Verdi's Simon Boccanegra; intense rehearsals with the Met Orchestra as they prepare for their first performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony at Carnegie Hall; and Levine's poignant coaching sessions with aspiring young singers preparing to launch their careers. The film provides a revealing portrait of one of classical music's giants, exploring how Levine transformed the Met's orchestra into one of the great ensembles, elicited legendary performances from leading singers, and nurtured new generations of artists.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (Episode #2008)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

America in the 1960s and 70s was in turmoil. The civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam and the sexual revolution defined a nation in conflict. But at 10 o'clock every Saturday night, in dorms and dens, in living rooms and bedrooms across the country, Americans watched "The Carol Burnett Show." For 11 years, the wacky performer yelled like Tarzan and won -- and sometimes broke -- our hearts with her edgy, always sympathetic, characters. She could fall down a flight of stairs or hold her own in a duet with Julie Andrews. Yet, as with so many brilliant comedians, hers was a difficult childhood. A glimpse of something deeper and darker began to emerge in the dramatic career that followed her TV variety show.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 9:01 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Philip Roth: Unmasked (Episode #2603H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Often referred to as the greatest living American writer, Philip Roth's 31st novel - and 4th film made from one of his novels-- is due to appear in 2013. "Goodbye Columbus," the collection of short stories published in 1959, put the 26-year old Roth on the map and "Portnoy's Complaint," 10 years later, propelled him into a scandalous spotlight. Yet he steadily earned the reputation as a man of letters, commanding ownership of the Jewish-American novel and making Newark, NJ a literary destination. He practically invented the genre of factual/fictional autobiography - his thinly-veiled "Zuckerman Trilogy" follows the protagonist's path from aspiring young writer to compromised celebrity. His career was considered dead by 1990 - and then exploded with a dozen best sellers in the past two decades. This film bears out Roth's promise to the director: "we'll speak of everything: women, rabbis, politicians, psycho-analysis, literary critics and me."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

James Levine: America's Maestro (Episode #2403)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011, conductor James Levine's life and current work were the subject of this documentary, which captures the essence of his unparalleled musicianship and his singular teaching and performance style, while looking back at creative milestones since his Met debut in 1971 at the age of 28.
Over the course of a year, filmmaker Susan Froemke followed Levine. Included in the film are intimate scenes between the maestro and longtime collaborator Placido Domingo as they rehearse Verdi's Simon Boccanegra; intense rehearsals with the Met Orchestra as they prepare for their first performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony at Carnegie Hall; and Levine's poignant coaching sessions with aspiring young singers preparing to launch their careers. The film provides a revealing portrait of one of classical music's giants, exploring how Levine transformed the Met's orchestra into one of the great ensembles, elicited legendary performances from leading singers, and nurtured new generations of artists.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts (Episode #2109)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Filmmaker Scott Hicks - director of the 1996 award winning feature film 'Shine' and the recently released 'No Reservations,' for which Philip Glass has written the score - documents an eventful, but apparently typical, year in the career and personal life of the distinguished composer, as he interacts with family, friends and colleagues.

James Levine: America's Maestro (Episode #2403)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011, conductor James Levine's life and current work were the subject of this documentary, which captures the essence of his unparalleled musicianship and his singular teaching and performance style, while looking back at creative milestones since his Met debut in 1971 at the age of 28.
Over the course of a year, filmmaker Susan Froemke followed Levine. Included in the film are intimate scenes between the maestro and longtime collaborator Placido Domingo as they rehearse Verdi's Simon Boccanegra; intense rehearsals with the Met Orchestra as they prepare for their first performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony at Carnegie Hall; and Levine's poignant coaching sessions with aspiring young singers preparing to launch their careers. The film provides a revealing portrait of one of classical music's giants, exploring how Levine transformed the Met's orchestra into one of the great ensembles, elicited legendary performances from leading singers, and nurtured new generations of artists.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts (Episode #2109)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Filmmaker Scott Hicks - director of the 1996 award winning feature film 'Shine' and the recently released 'No Reservations,' for which Philip Glass has written the score - documents an eventful, but apparently typical, year in the career and personal life of the distinguished composer, as he interacts with family, friends and colleagues.

Philip Roth: Unmasked (Episode #2603H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Often referred to as the greatest living American writer, Philip Roth's 31st novel - and 4th film made from one of his novels-- is due to appear in 2013. "Goodbye Columbus," the collection of short stories published in 1959, put the 26-year old Roth on the map and "Portnoy's Complaint," 10 years later, propelled him into a scandalous spotlight. Yet he steadily earned the reputation as a man of letters, commanding ownership of the Jewish-American novel and making Newark, NJ a literary destination. He practically invented the genre of factual/fictional autobiography - his thinly-veiled "Zuckerman Trilogy" follows the protagonist's path from aspiring young writer to compromised celebrity. His career was considered dead by 1990 - and then exploded with a dozen best sellers in the past two decades. This film bears out Roth's promise to the director: "we'll speak of everything: women, rabbis, politicians, psycho-analysis, literary critics and me."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

John Muir in the New World (Episode #2402H)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

Nearly a century after his death, John Muir is remembered and revered as the father of the environmental movement, the father of conservation, and the founder of the Sierra Club. It was this Scottish-American who believed it was our responsibility as citizens to care for and protect our natural surroundings. He taught us by example and passion - through his actions, his writings, his art - how to do so. Through his tireless advocacy, he almost single-handedly saved the Yosemite Valley of California from destruction and was the force behind the creation of the National Parks Service. Filmed throughout the majestic, breathtaking landscapes and wilderness traveled by Muir those many years ago, this documentary places our nation's most important asset in a cultural and social context. Muir's story could not be a more timely reminder of America's unique and, ultimately, threatened eco-system.

Trumbo (Episode #2205)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Dalton Trumbo, was a successful Hollywood screenwriter who, after refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, was convicted and jailed. He was unable to work in his own name for more than a decade, writing 30 scripts under pseudonyms. He won an Oscar in 1956 for The Brave One as Robert Reich. In 1960 he was recognized publicly again when Otto Preminger credited him on Exodus and Kirk Douglas did so on Spartacus. These actions marked the end of the blacklist. As late as 1993, Trumbo was awarded a posthumous Academy Award for Roman Holiday. This film is adapted from his son Christopher's recent play based on the letters Trumbo wrote during the "Red Scare."

John Muir in the New World (Episode #2402H)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Nearly a century after his death, John Muir is remembered and revered as the father of the environmental movement, the father of conservation, and the founder of the Sierra Club. It was this Scottish-American who believed it was our responsibility as citizens to care for and protect our natural surroundings. He taught us by example and passion - through his actions, his writings, his art - how to do so. Through his tireless advocacy, he almost single-handedly saved the Yosemite Valley of California from destruction and was the force behind the creation of the National Parks Service. Filmed throughout the majestic, breathtaking landscapes and wilderness traveled by Muir those many years ago, this documentary places our nation's most important asset in a cultural and social context. Muir's story could not be a more timely reminder of America's unique and, ultimately, threatened eco-system.

Trumbo (Episode #2205)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Dalton Trumbo, was a successful Hollywood screenwriter who, after refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, was convicted and jailed. He was unable to work in his own name for more than a decade, writing 30 scripts under pseudonyms. He won an Oscar in 1956 for The Brave One as Robert Reich. In 1960 he was recognized publicly again when Otto Preminger credited him on Exodus and Kirk Douglas did so on Spartacus. These actions marked the end of the blacklist. As late as 1993, Trumbo was awarded a posthumous Academy Award for Roman Holiday. This film is adapted from his son Christopher's recent play based on the letters Trumbo wrote during the "Red Scare."

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