“…Commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s greatest songwriters, Woody Guthrie.
Born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma, Guthrie wrote hundreds of folk songs, including “This Land Is Your Land,” “Pastures of Plenty,” “Pretty Boy Floyd,” “Do Re Mi” and “The Ranger’s Command.”
While Guthrie is best remembered as a musician – he also had a deeply political side.
At the height of McCarthyism, Guthrie spoke out for labor and civil rights and against fascism.
In this one-hour special, you will hear interviews and music from folk singer Pete Seeger – the British musician Billy Bragg – and the historian Will Kaufman -
- author of the new book, “Woody Guthrie, American Radical.”..”
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