The Living Century

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The Living Century
Genre Biography
Documentary
Created by Steven Latham
Directed by Steven Latham
Christopher Carson
Presented by Jack Lemmon
Walter Cronkite
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 5
Production
Executive producer(s) Barbra Streisand
Cis Corman
Steven Latham
Christopher Carson
Producer(s) Nicholas M. Loeb
Running time 27 minutes
Release
Original network PBS
Original release December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03) – July 25, 2003 (2003-07-25)
Website www.reverieproductions.com/htmls/tlc.html

The Living Century is an American biography television series that premiered on PBS on December 3, 2000. Each episode of the half-hour series documents the life of someone who is over 100 years old. The Living Century was produced and distributed by Reverie Productions.

Episodes[edit]

The first two episodes are hosted by Jack Lemmon. The remaining episodes are hosted by Walter Cronkite.

# Title Original air date
1 "Three Miracles" [1][2][3] December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03) [2]
Rose Freedman.
2 "A Teacher and Student for Life" [1][2][3] December 4, 2000 (2000-12-04) [2]
Ray Crist.
TBA "A Peaceful Warrior" [3] April 2003 (2003-04) [4][5]
Robert St. John
TBA "Double Duty" [3][6] June 15, 2003 (2003-06-15) [6]
Ted Radcliffe, also known as "Double Duty", turned pro in baseball in the 1920s and played in the Negro leagues for four decades.
TBA "3 Voices" [3] 2003 (2003) [3]
Frederica Sagor Maas, Clifford Holiday, and Ben Levinson.

Reception[edit]

"Three Miracles" won a 2001 Cine Golden Eagle award for a short form documentary,[7] as well as a 2001 Platinum Remi Award for Best Television Documentary at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jack Lemmon, Profiles The Lives Of Those Over 100 Years Old In New PBS Series, "The Living Century"". SeniorJournal.com. November 16, 2000. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d "The Living Century, Two Episodes Premiering on PBS". Archived from the original on 2001-01-25. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "The Living Century, Airdates 2003". Archived from the original on 2003-06-18. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  4. ^ Oliver, Myrna (February 9, 2003). "Robert St. John, 100; Gave News as History Was Made". Los Angeles Times. p. B-16. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  5. ^ "Robert St. John, Broadcast and print journo". Variety. February 10, 2003. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  6. ^ a b Wharton, David (June 15, 2003). "The Recall of Duty". Los Angeles Times. p. D-1. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  7. ^ "CINE Golden Eagle Award Winners". Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  8. ^ "WFH2001E" (Excel file). Retrieved 2009-03-24. 

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