Anna Deavere Smith discusses her career
Anna Deavere Smith discusses and demonstrates her unique character portrayals from her works "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992."
Herblock and Studs talk about his newest book "Straight Herblock." They talk about some of his most acclaimed drawings and the social/political questions they pose.
Aileen and Eugene Smith discuss their photographic essay book, "'Minamata', Words and Photographs," documenting the mercury poisoning of residents and their legal battles with the polluting company Chisso.
Opens with Gertrude Stein reading from her poem "If I told him". Excerpts from dedication of "The Picasso" statue in Daley Plaza. Studs speaks with residents of Chicago and gets their thoughts on the sculpture.(1925335-3-1 and 1925335-3-2) David D. Duncan discusses his book "Goodbye, Picasso" and talks about the artwork of Pablo Picasso and his friendship with him.
Sebastiao Salgado, a Brazilian documentary photographer and photojournalist, converses with Studs about his book "Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age". Mr. Salgado shares stories with Studs of the people he has photographed, and the things he has learned about the perseverance of human nature. Several songs are interspersed; "Funeral de um lavrador(farmers funeral)" Chico Buarque song from Good Friday festival in Italy(un-named) "Train call" track building team in Alabama "a death tribute" Name of song not given referred to as written.
Joshua Rubenstein discusses his book "Tangled Loyalties: The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg" and the importance of Ehrenburg during the Stalin regime.