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Merce Cunningham
Photo by Annie Leibovitz

Choreographer National Medal of Arts recipient (1909-2009)

An appreciation of the life and legacy of one of our greatest choreographers. [22:52]

David Stull
Photo by Richard Frasier

National Medal of Arts recipient

Dean Stull talks about the latest developments at one of the nation's outstanding music conservatories. [28:07]

Wave Hill Public Garden & Cultural Center
Photo by Kate Attardo

The Bronx, NY

Hear about New York City's best kept secret, where nature and art provide a urban unique oasis. [12:42]

Hank Jones
Photo by Tom Pich

Pianist (National Medal ofArts, NEA Jazz Master)

Hank Jones talks about his long career in jazz, including playing with such jazz greats as Charlie Parker and fellow NEA Jazz Master Ella Fitzgerald. [24:52]

Kay Ryan
Photo by Tom Roster

Poet (U.S. Poet Laureate, NEA Literature Fellow)

U.S. Poet Laureate talks about her teaching career, her reaction to that initial phone call from the Library of Congress, and, of course, poetry. [21:52]

Richard Sherman
Photo courtesy of Richard Sherman

Songwriter (National Medal of Arts recipient)

A world without Mary Poppins? No way. The two-time Oscar winner lets us in on how great show tunes get written. [29:58]

Stan Lee
Photo courtesy of POW! Entertainment

Comic book writer, producer (National Medal of Arts recipient)

Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange: Stan Lee was there at the creation. [29:56]

Olivia de Havilland
Photo courtesy of Olivia de Havilland

Actress (National Medal of Arts recipient)

One of America's most beloved stars spills some backstage secrets while discussing career highlights. [27:52]

Queen Ida Guillory
Photo by Irene Young

Zydeco Musician (NEA National Heritage Fellow)

Queen Ida Guillory discusses the Zydeco tradition and how she became a part of the band. [25:22]

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