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American Masters presents ‘The Boomer List’ Sept. 23 on WCNY

From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50.

American Masters tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers—one born each year of the baby boom—including New Age guru Deepak Chopra (b. 1947), singer-songwriter Billy Joel (b. 1949), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (b. 1951), authorAmy Tan (b. 1952), actor Kim Cattrall (b. 1956), environmentalist Erin Brockovich (b. 1960) and artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963).

Intimate interviews by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black ListThe Latino ListThe Out List) focus on these individuals’ exceptional achievements, struggles and identities, sharing the experiences of these extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through and often created. Subjects illuminate the key movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years, discussing the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military; technology and media.

Airs Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on WCNY.

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