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The Career of Comedian Jonathan Winters

Jim Lehrer talks to comedian Jonathan Winters, the 1999 winner of the Mark Twain Prize from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This interview originally aired Oct. 21, 1999. Winters died April 11, 2013, at age 87. (Source: PBS…

‘THE REAL ROCKY’: A Revealing Doc that Makes Blood Squirt on Your Screen

By Gregory Crofton “THE REAL ROCKY,” a film about Chuck Wepner, a boxer from New Jersey, starts with boxing reporters sitting around and talking about fighters and fights. Exactly the kind of thing I’m not interested in. Despite the beginning,…

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting in Downtown NYC

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 — August 12, 1988), was an American artist. He began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into a Neo-expressionist painter during the 1980s. This extract is part…

How to Make Classic Baked Beans

Baked beans are an American classic. This updated version is perfectly balanced with sweetness from the molasses and brown sugar, smokiness from the bacon, and a bit of acid from the onion, mustard, and tomato paste. Using two different colors…

Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump from 128,000 Feet

The Mission Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a…

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