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Dean Bakopoulos
Photo by Julian Goldberger

NEA Literature Fellow

Dean Bakopoulos discusses his first novel about fathers and sons in middle America's working class. [30:40]

Robert Battle
Photo by Andrew Eccles

Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Robert Battle discusses his first season as artistic head of the Alvin Ailey company. [33:04]

Valerie Boyd
Photo courtesy of Ms. Boyd

Biographer

Biographer Valerie Boyd talks about the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston. [28:17]

Chuck Brown
Photo by Ameen Howrani

NEA National Heritage Fellow

Musician Chuck Brown talks about his career, from honing his chops in prison in Lorton, Virginia, to developing his own musical genre in DC: go-go music. [28:49]

Ken Burns
Photo courtesy of Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

Ken Burns talks about his most recent documentary series on the National Park system, as well as his approach to filmmaking and his attraction to iconic American subjects. [22:24]

David Baker
Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Jazz Master

David Baker discusses his immersion into jazz, from playing to composing to teaching. [26:46]

The Birmingham Sunlights
Photo by Steve Grauberger

NEA National Heritage Fellows

The Birmingham Sunlights discuss the creation of their group and their unique "Birmingham sound" [28:50]

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