PBS’American Masters: The Boomer List celebrates the baby boomer generation’s impact on American culture through intimate interviews of 19 iconic boomers. Erin Brockovich, Kim Cattrall, Tommy Hilfiger, Samuel L. Jackson, Billy Joel, David LaChapelle, John Leguizamo, Rosie O’Donnell, Maria Shriver, Amy Tan, and others speak candidly about their experiences, the history they lived through and helped to create.
The premiere took place last night at The Paley Center. John Leguizamo spoke openly about his motivation to get involved with this project: “Timothy Greenfield is a great filmmaker and a very important American photographer. He’s always doing interesting things, and to be an American Master on PBS is a huge, huge honor. It was an interesting concept, baby boomers from 1942 to 1964 as an important group culturally and financially.”
Needless to say, baby boomers continue to influence our culture today. More importantly, artists like Tommy Hilfiger – who shared in the documentary that he knew what he wanted his life to look like, he just didn’t know how – inspire today’s Millenials. “If you have a dream, don’t give up,” he says fervently before the camera switches to another great American Master.
American Masters: The Boomer List premieres Tuesday, September 23rd on PBS.