National Medal of Arts

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Michael Tilson Thomas

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National Medal of Arts Recipient

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas discusses his dual career as conductor and educator. [30:49]

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Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

National Medal of Arts Recipient

Pete Seeger returns to talk about his music and its roots. [31:50]

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Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

Folk Legend

Pete Seeger remembers his friend, Woody Guthrie. [21:13]

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Mel Tillis

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Country Legend & National Medal of Arts Recipient

Singer/songwriter Mel Tillis tells stories about his career and how performing helped him cope with his stutter. [29:43]

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Maxine Hong Kingston

Photo by Michael Lionstar

Author and 2013 National Medal of Arts recipient

Maxine Hong Kingston discusses her path-breaking books. [22:55]

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André Watts

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Pianist and 2011 National Medal of Arts Recipient

André Watts remembers the early years of his career. [39:41]

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Rita Dove

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Author and 2011 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her writing with a focus on her most recent book of poems, Sonata Mullatica. [30:44]

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Sean Wilentz

Photo by Daniel Kramer

Author

Here's part 2 of our conversation with Sean Wilentz, author of Bob Dylan in America. [28:26]

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Sean Wilentz

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Author

Sean Wilentz discusses his biography of 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan in America. [28:33]

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Milton Glaser

Photo by Richard Frasier

National Medal of Arts recipient

A talk about art and design with National Medal of Arts recipient, Milton Glaser. [29:22]

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