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Season 11

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Season 11

77 :11x01 - The Life and Times of Allen Ginsburg

Radical beatnik poet Allen Ginsburg and his turbulent life and times are recounted.
Guest Stars: Timothy Leary as Himself | Norman Mailer as Himself | Joan Baez as Herself
Director: Jerry Aronson

78 :11x02 - Vaudeville

The history of vaudeville as a uniquely American form of entertainment is detailed in this episode.
Guest Stars: Carl Ballantine as Himself | Ben Vereen as Narrator | Bobby Short (1) as Himself | Studs Terkel as Himself | June Havoc as Herself
Director: Greg Palmer
Writer: Greg Palmer

79 :11x03 - Billy Wilder: the Human Comedy

Academy Award winning Hollywood director Billy Wilder is profiled along with scenes from his films.
Guest Stars: Walter Matthau as Narrator | Billy Wilder as Himself | Jack Lemmon as Himself | Shirley MacLaine as Herself
Director: Mel Stuart
Writer: Robert Mundi

80 :11x04 - Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart

Legendary rocker Lou Reed and his influence upon the genre itself are detailed in this installment.
Guest Stars: Lou Reed as Himself | David Bowie as Himself | David Byrne as Himself | Patti Smith as Herself | Suzanne Vega as Herself

81 :11x05 - Don Hewitt: 90 Minutes on 60 Minutes

The story of legendary CBS executive producer Don Hewitt and his groundbreaking series 60 Minutes.
Guest Stars: Don Hewitt as Himself | Mike Wallace as Himself | Morley Safer as Himself | Dan Rather as Himself
Director: Susan Steinberg

82 :11x06 - Alexander Calder

Sculptor Alexander Calder is the subject of the twelfth season finale.
Guest Stars: Tovah Feldshuh as Narrator | Arthur Miller as Himself
Director: Roger Sherman
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 23, 1986
Episode Order: 9
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