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CultureZohn: Walt Disney: Myth and Reality

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

The American Experience tries to get at the heart and soul of the brilliant entertainment innovator who became a brand. Walt was able to encourage innovative technology and marry it to art in a truly groundbreaking way. If it was also a backbreaking way for his staff, well, that is the high price we often pay for genius. "Why would I want to be president?" Walt said, "I'm the King of Disneyland." What makes this documentary oh so very special is that American Experience was allowed into the Disney archives. See EXCLUSIVE footage from the documentary which airs on PBS tonight and Tuesday 9/14 and 9/15.

Is Donald Trump the Steve Martin or the Zsa Zsa Gabor of American Politics?

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier

I don't mean to insult the comedian/actor/author/musician Steve Martin, whose mega-talents I admire, but I can imagine Donald Trump echoing one of Martin's favorite lines from his old comedy routine: "I can't believe I get paid for doing this."

We Democrats Shouldn't Get Overconfident

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The recent surge by President Obama in the polls, particularly in the battleground states, is certainly good news, but it also runs the risk that his supporters will become overconfident.

What Does Donald Trump Have Left?

Danny Groner | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

After all is said and done, what kind of damage will Trump's "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week" have on his future?

True Grit and the Truth about Revenge

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Thane Rosenbaum

The cultural moment where True Grit finds itself as one of America's most popular films is neither surprising nor necessarily of its own making.

Warren Spector Animates Walt Disney's Creations in 'Epic Mickey'

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims