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Sondheim interview airs on PBS NewsHour

An interview with Stephen Sondheim, recorded on Medal Day at the MacDowell Colony for PBS, was broadcast on NewsHour Weekend this past Sunday.

Sondheim was interviewed by PBS NewsHour Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society Jeffrey Brown in the newly renovated Eugene Coleman Savidge Library shortly before the Edward MacDowell Medal ceremony on Aug. 11.

After the ceremony, the PBS camera crew joined the Medal Day crowd of 2,200 to visit and film MacDowell Colony Fellows in their studios.

Other interviews for the segment feature MacDowell Chairman and Fellow Michael Chabon (shortly to be available in its entirety on PBS.org) as well as author and New York magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich. The two were filmed outside Hillcrest, the farmhouse Edward and Marian MacDowell purchased in 1897 so Edward would have peace and tranquility during summers to compose. Rich chaired the Edward MacDowell Medal Selection Committee and introduced Sondheim at the ceremony.

To read the transcript or view the interview of Sondheim, visit www.pbs.org.

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