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Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS

Wesley S 13 Oct 09 - 12:05 PM
Genie 14 Oct 09 - 12:51 AM
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Subject: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Wesley S
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 12:05 PM

I don't know if this will be on in your neck of the woods but Joan Baez will be featured on the "American Masters" series on PBS. Here in North Texas it will be on Wednesday night at 9:00.

As they say - check your local listings.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Genie
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 12:51 AM

Will do. Thanks for the heads up.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 01:24 PM

It's on here in LA; I plan to watch it. She was on the PBS Tavis Smiley interview show a few weeks ago. Where does 50 years go?


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Amos
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 01:55 PM

Interview with Joan in the Huffington Post.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Genie
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 03:14 PM

It's also on PBS tonight in Portland, OR at 9 PM.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 04:23 PM

Thanks for the heads up on this. It's on KCTS Channel 9, Seattle, at 9:00 p.m. tonight.

I got to checking the listings of another local PBS station to see if it was repeated, and blundered into the "American Masters" website. Several videos of Joan! Some pretty fascinating stuff. I watched the following:   CLICKY. It ran about an hour and eight minutes. I don't have time to watch the rest of them right now, but I have them bookmarked.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: artbrooks
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 05:01 PM

7 PM here in Albuquerque - I plan to watch, but I sincerely hope it isn't one of those g*d fund-raiser things, with 5 minutes of music and 15 of snorrering.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 07:21 PM

Can't guarantee it, Art, but I doubt it. The "American Masters" series is usually pretty "clean" that way. It's usually a matter of the local station's option, I think. Let's hope.

Most "American Masters" programs usually run at least an hour, sometimes as much as two. On my local station, it's scheduled for an hour and a half, so I have hopes.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 08:59 PM

Just watched the whole video. My God, what memories. She has lived a magnificent life.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: GUEST,Tom Nelligan
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 10:13 PM

Splendidly done, I thought. Joan's candor and gentle humor in the interviews were very appealing. The contemporary interviews with an impressively coherent Dylan were especially interesting, as was the 1958 film from Club 47... I had never seen film from that venue before.

I'm sure that PBS will repeat the show several times, as they tend to do, and I highly recommend it to all Baez fans.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 01:34 AM

A good show. Left me with even more respect for her.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: michaelr
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 02:22 AM

What struck me most was Joan's unwavering anti-war and anti-violence human rights activism. Combined with the music, it helped make a formidable force for change in the 1960s and early 1970s. She was an important part of the movement(s) which can claim a great degree of credit for ending both segregation and the Vietnam war.

I dearly wish there was a similar force around now, in these dark days of continuing war, long after the country became too cynical for folk music.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 09:16 AM

"I dearly wish there was a similar force around now, in these dark days of continuing war, long after the country became too cynical for folk music."

Well, Joan's still around.

I think one of the messages that came through the documentary was that people cannot expect others to be projections of their fans or friends ideas. Baez pointed that out with her feelings about Dylan and her fans expecations of her.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 10:36 AM

We were both really tired, so I thought we'd just watch a few minutes, then save it for another day. Not! We did with they'd show earlier than 9p and we didn't know it only went another half hour, so we reluctantly turned it off at 10p, but how wonderful that first hour was! I was too young to really know about her much, so this filled me in on a lot. I was also tickled to see the first folk album into her parents' house was the same Harry Belafonte one my sister brought home and I almost wore out. In fact, I only returned it to her in recent years!

Thanks for the links...we will watch the rest of it.

kat


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 10:43 AM

She said a couple of things that really struck me. One was how she had kept herself at a distance (from people) with all her traveling, performing, and social activism....that it was easier to have a close relationship (if a brief one) with 10,000 people in an arena than with just one other person.

So true.

Her courage and dedication in doing what she did in the antiwar movement and the integration movement was simply incredible.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Wesley S
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 10:57 AM

"I was too young to really know about her much"

Kat - Are you bragging or complaining??


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 11:22 AM

Great program. Great Music. Great Lady!


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: michaelr
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 06:36 PM

Ron -- yes, of course Joan is still around, and thanks be for that.

What I meant was that there is no one of her stature and charisma, doing what she did, among the generation that is now in their 20s. At least not that I'm aware of.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 09:07 PM

An excellent show -- I learned a lot from it, and was reminded of some things I'd forgotten. I've been a Baez fan since my college days -- she's only a year older than me, it turns out! What a voice -- it certainly inspired a lot of the folkies I know, and brought a whole lot of people into the world of folk music. And of course her commitment to pacifism is legendary and admirable. She is a beautiful woman, in many ways.

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 10:53 PM

"I meant was that there is no one of her stature and charisma, doing what she did, among the generation that is now in their 20s."

I agree with you - to an extent. I think that you can also say that there was no one of her stature among older generations as well. We've had poeple that were known for their activism and celebrities that helped various causes, but I would be hard pressed to compare ANYONE from ANY generation that combined their talents and activism in the way that Joan Baez does.

As for the "20's" generation - there are differences in time, media and cause. Answer this - how many "20 something" stars can you name these days? I'm betting folks of our generation and older (I'm 52) probably aren't watching todays actors & musicians as closely as we did when we were actually in our 20s's.

Here are a couple of names that I've heard about. Q'Orianka Kilcher, a young American actress. She played a young Pochontas in the movie "The New World" and has done some independent movies as well as music. Charming, charismatic - and she has campaigned for Amnesty International, environmental causes and others. At a time when most actresses would be worrying about their next feature role, she is marching in Peru in support the indigenous people of the Amazon. Actually, she looks a bit like Baez!

Hayden Panettiere of "Heroes" has done a lot of environmental work, and there is apparently a warrant out for her arrest in Japan where she and other members of the activist group Sea Shepherd blocked Japanese fisherman hunting dolphins. Granted it is not like spending the jail time or the protest time that Baez has done.

I also think that there is a passion among the average 20 year old that deserves recognition.   We look back at all the protest rallies against the Vietnam War or for Civil Rights that took place back in the 60's, but today there are numerous causes that are being fought by young people all across the country.   

Aside from the anti-war and environmental causes, young people are on the lines in the fight for immigration reform and helping the plight of the poor. Young people are working in numerous social causes in their own neighborhoods. My won daughter is the president of the chapter of Planned Parenthood in her college and they are helping the women in low-income neighborhoods around Trenton get help they need. We cannot judge by the few kids we see hanging around the 7-11.

There are so many other causes that owe their lifeblood to the young people of our country, and I'm sure it is all around the world.

Sorry to go off on a soapbox, I do agree with your original statment Michaelr, but I hope that we do not worry that there isn't another Joan Baez out there. We need to encourage the youth of this country to continue fighting the good fight.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Janie
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 12:50 PM

My father would not allow us to buy her music because of her anti-war stance (he has gradually done a 180 over the years since) and by the time I was out of the house I had moved on to other music, so I was never that familiar with her. I liked her, but her voice was too high, pure and proper for me to be able to listened to more than a song or two at a time without getting bored or irritated. I really enjoyed the PBS show, and learned a bunch!

I like her voice better now. Has some grit to it.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 01:05 PM

It was the other way around with my parents. They were the ones initially buying her records and she quickly became my favorite singer. That was around 1960 or '61, I think, so I was about 14 years old at the time.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Acme
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 01:14 PM

So was there a dry eye in the house as we watched her sit down on that chair in Sarajevo and sing "Amazing Grace"? (For a really good context, get Welcome to Sarajevo from Netflix.)


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: GUEST,Mike B.
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 02:19 PM

Just got back from vacation to find (to my dismay) that I missed all the airings of this program on my local PBS station - wish they didn't limit all the rebroadcasts to within two or three days of the original airing.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 02:45 PM

The extended version DVD is available, along with the companion CD.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: michaelr
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 03:34 PM

"We need to encourage the youth of this country to continue fighting the good fight."

Amen to that, Ron, and thanks for your post. It's difficult for me not to get discouraged with the state of things, particularly in light of the past eight years, and you've reminded me to look at the bright side.

Cheers,
Michael

PS: Did you get my CD?


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 03:55 PM

You can watch it at PBS on-line thru mid December. That is where I watched it.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Franz S.
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 07:35 PM

So ninety percent of life is just showing up.   But it makes such a huge difference WHERE you choose to show up. Joan has showed up pretty much everywhere it counted.


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Wesley S
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 12:24 PM

From todays newspaper:


Austin City Limits, PBS's eponymous music-performance show that launched the wildly popular annual festival in Austin, is celebrating its 35th year on the air. And in time for the anniversary, a new cookbook called Music in the Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from Austin City Limits Performers has hit shelves.

Compiled by ACL head makeup artist Glenda Pierce Facemire, Music in the Kitchen (University of Texas Press, $34.95) features recipes from performers, from Willie Nelson's tequila-mango salsa to Miranda Lambert's Miranda's mom's almost-famous meatloaf.

Here's a recipe perfect for fall gatherings, Joan Baez's sweet potato dip.

— Stephanie Allmon

Sweet potato dip

Yields 3 cups

3 cups sweet potato (about 1 pound), chopped, peeled

2  1/2 cups onion, chopped

1  1/2 cups carrot, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer to baking sheet and cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

2. Remove from oven. Combine with remaining ingredients in a food processor. Serve with crackers and raw vegetables.

Nutritional analysis per 2-tablespoon serving: 46 calories, 2 grams fat, 6 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, no cholesterol, 30 milligrams sodium, 1 gram dietary fiber, 39 percent of calories from fat.

— "Music in the Kitchen"


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez on American Masters - PBS
From: Mark Ross
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 02:07 PM

Here's a link to the web for that show. Masterful piece of work.

JOAN BAEZ "HOW SWEET THE SOUND" PBS


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