Friend of WOW, author of When I Knew, and Emmy-award winning director Robert Trachtenberg has a new film, American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered, which premieres on PBS tomorrow (Tuesday, December 2nd) at 8PM. Click over to read more about the film and watch an interview with Robert!
About American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered:
Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Thirty-seven years after his death, Crosby remains the most recorded performer in history with nearly 400 hit singles. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, the documentary features new interviews with all surviving members of Crosby’s immediate family — wife Kathryn, daughter Mary and sons Harry and Nathaniel — singers Tony Bennett and Michael Feinstein, biographer Gary Giddins, and others. Directed by Emmy-winner Robert Trachtenberg (American Masters—Mel Brooks: Make a Noise), this new documentary explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a man far more complex than his public persona.
In this interview Robert talks about the challenge of presenting the superstar who down-played how hard he worked to become a sensation in film, radio and television. (via PBS)