An "American Masters" episode focusing on media mogul David Geffen, whose Broadway producing credits include Cats and Dreamgirls, debuts on PBS stations around the country Nov. 20 at 8 PM ET; check local listings.
Entitled "American Masters: Inventing David Geffen," Emmy-winning filmmaker Susan Lacy's documentary features candid interviews with Geffen and dozens of his colleagues.
"David Geffen's far-reaching influence — as agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades," according to press notes. "Notoriously press and camera-shy, Geffen reveals himself for the first time in the new two-hour documentary."
Geffen narrates his unorthodox rise from working-class Brooklyn boy to billionaire entertainment power broker.
"It has been my great privilege to enter David's extraordinary world," Lacy said in a previous statement. "It's a world that touches every corner of the important, exciting artists and cultural explosions of my generation. Having David as a gracious and candid guide through this terrain was a wonderful personal experience and an absolute gift to any filmmaker."
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