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Charlie Rose with C. Fred Bergsten; Bernard Trainor & Michael Gordon; Frank Rich, Joy Abbott & Mary Rodgers (February 1, 1995)


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Charlie Rose, Inc.
  • DVD Release Date: January 22, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000MTOWWG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,686 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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First, C. Fred Bergsten, Director of the Institute for International Economics, talks about the President's initiative to rescue the Mexican economy. Then, a converation with General Bernard Trainor, director of the National Security Programs at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Michael Gordon, Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, about Colin Powell and other generals who fought the Persian Gulf war. Finally, Frank Rich, former theater critic for The New York Times,widow Joy Abbot and Mary Rodgers, Chairperson of the Board of the Juilliard School; remember director George Abbott.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 27, 2008
The program is an appreciation of the American theatre director George Abbott. Theatre critic Frank Rich, Juilliard School Director Mary Rodgers, and Abbott's widow Joy Abbott speak about Abbott's contribution to the theatre. Abbott died at the age of one-hundred and eight and his long career went from the twenties to the sixties, when there was a change in taste in the theatre and the book- musical the kind of productions he did went out of favor. Abbott is spoken of as one who fostered many of the theatre's major talents, including Bob Fosse, Hal Prince, and a host of others. His widow Joy spoke in a clear and especially moving way about him. She said even in the very last part of his life when he suffered a bit from dementia he would insist on getting up and getting dressed to go to the theatre. Abbott was famed for fast-paced entertaining productions for a kind of vibrant joy in plays in which often there was dancing and singing. As usual Charlie Rose is at his best in these appreciations of the work and life of one who made a major contribution to the culture.
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