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03/19/2018
Larry King on Getting Seduced | Blank on Blank

Five years ago today we launched the Blank on Blank animated series with PBS. Thank you for all of the support! Here's episode #1 -->>

"I'm playing these records. The phone rings and I pick it up: 'WAHR'. And this lady's voice--I can still hear her voice--she goes: 'I want you.'" - Larry Kin...

"All things considered, I’d rather be dancing." ~Joni Mitchell #quoted blankonblank.org/joni-mitchell
01/26/2018

"All things considered, I’d rather be dancing." ~Joni Mitchell #quoted blankonblank.org/joni-mitchell

"All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them ... If we don't, our lives get made up for ...
01/24/2018
The New York Times

"All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them ... If we don't, our lives get made up for us by other people."

Author Ursula K. Le Guin died Monday at the age of 88.

Breaking News: Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular science fiction author known for “The Left Hand of Darkness,” has died. She was 88.

Today is National Handwriting Day. Let's see what the penmanship of famous authors reveals about them.
01/23/2018
Analyzing Writers’ Personalities From Their Handwritten Manuscripts

Today is National Handwriting Day. Let's see what the penmanship of famous authors reveals about them.

Like all literary nerds, we’re fascinated by the marginalia of our favorite authors, and recently we’ve been totally addicted to examining their handwritten manuscripts and journal entr…

"People generally express more in between their sentences when they're not speaking." Heath Ledger #quoted.Today marks 1...
01/23/2018

"People generally express more in between their sentences when they're not speaking." Heath Ledger #quoted.

Today marks 10 years since the actor's death. blankonblank.org/heath-ledger

01/21/2018
Janis Joplin on Rejection

"In my insides, it really hurts if someone doesn't like me. It's silly." Janis Joplin gets vulnerable in this 1970 interview.

Happy birthday to the one and only Dolly Parton!
01/19/2018

Happy birthday to the one and only Dolly Parton!

On set at SNL, 1978. That's Murray in the middle sporting the 'stache. blankonblank.org/bill-murray #TBT
01/18/2018

On set at SNL, 1978. That's Murray in the middle sporting the 'stache. blankonblank.org/bill-murray #TBT

"There were so many fellows ranked over me until I couldn’t just whoop them all. So I had to out-shadow them by talking....
01/17/2018
Muhammad Ali Quotes - 1966 Lost Interview - Blank on Blank

"There were so many fellows ranked over me until I couldn’t just whoop them all. So I had to out-shadow them by talking." Muhammad Ali was born on this day in 1942.

Listen to a lost Muhammad Ali interview from 1966. Hear Muhammad Ali quotes on life, talking big, and boxing on Mars. Vintage audio edited and set to music.

01/15/2018
Nina Simone on Shock

On MLK Day, we look back at this episode with Nina Simone. The artist describes writing her song "The King of Love is Dead" the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

Get pulled in to this mesmerizing hand-drawn short. #animated
01/14/2018
Extrapolate

Get pulled in to this mesmerizing hand-drawn short. #animated

In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects…

"Oh, she loves music. We’ll sit at the piano when she’s in the mood and pick out our own songs." Nina Simone and her dau...
01/12/2018

"Oh, she loves music. We’ll sit at the piano when she’s in the mood and pick out our own songs." Nina Simone and her daughter, 1971.

blankonblank.org/nina-simone

01/11/2018
PBS Digital Studios

"He was so used to treating girls like bimbos." Meryl remembers clapping back at a not-so-nice director. #TBT

Happy Birthday, Meryl Streep! In this interview, she talks about what it's like to be a woman in Hollywood.

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01/09/2018
BBC Archive

Carrie Fisher gives her interview while holding a box turtle, then eats stew. Guess that's how they did it in 1980.

1980 was a simpler time for #StarWars sequels, a time when R2-D2 ran over Goldie, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill played with pets and everybody ate lashings of Star Wars stew together.

01/08/2018
PBS Digital Studios

Happy birthday to our favorite starman. We miss you, Bowie.

Happy Birthday/"Blackstar" Release Day, David Bowie! Here's a neat episode of Blank on Blank where he discusses writing for the personas he created. Check out more animated interviews at http://youtube.com/blankonblank

"You can’t get very far in life if you don’t get away from self."This week marked the passing of inventor George Washing...
01/07/2018

"You can’t get very far in life if you don’t get away from self."

This week marked the passing of inventor George Washington Carver. The "Peanut Man" talks discovery and ego in this vintage interview: blankonblank.org/interviews/george-washington-carver

It's National Bird Day ... how could we not?Hitchcock on peril, dead bodies, and British humor: blankonblank.org/alfred-...
01/05/2018

It's National Bird Day ... how could we not?

Hitchcock on peril, dead bodies, and British humor: blankonblank.org/alfred-hitchcock

"Do YOU ever have FUN? Please answer." Early letters from Morrissey to his pen pal.
01/05/2018
Dangerous Minds

"Do YOU ever have FUN? Please answer." Early letters from Morrissey to his pen pal.

Miserable in Manchester: Amusing letters and music reviews from a young Morrissey

Did you know J.R.R. Tolkien was an illustrator too? This man of many talents was born on this day in 1892.
01/03/2018
Brain Pickings

Did you know J.R.R. Tolkien was an illustrator too? This man of many talents was born on this day in 1892.

Tolkien's little-known drawings for the first edition of The Hobbit, published 80 years ago today

Woody Guthrie's "New Years Rulin's" for 1943. You making any resolutions this year?
01/01/2018

Woody Guthrie's "New Years Rulin's" for 1943. You making any resolutions this year?

"We've always needed poets, whether it was Dylan, Hendrix, or Morrison." A young Patti Smith riffs on poetry in this cla...
12/30/2017
Patti Smith on Getting Bleeped - Blank on Blank

"We've always needed poets, whether it was Dylan, Hendrix, or Morrison." A young Patti Smith riffs on poetry in this classic episode. She turns 71 today.

The one and only Patti Smith in a rarely heard interview from 1976 on her inspirations, poetry, Bob Dylan and f**kin' sh*t. And it's animated.

"Possessions do not make you happy." Marlene Dietrich was born on this day in 1901. Learn her formula for happiness in t...
12/27/2017
Marlene Dietrich on Sex Symbols - Blank on Blank

"Possessions do not make you happy." Marlene Dietrich was born on this day in 1901. Learn her formula for happiness in this vintage episode.

One of Hollywood's first sex symbols opens up in this rare interview from 1969 about life on screen, America's youth complex, and the keys to happiness.

12/26/2017
George Michael on Freedom, 1986

Yesterday marked one year since we lost George Michael. In this interview from 1986, Michael talks about youth, China, and going solo.

Feeling the holiday spirit. And for more fun with Dolly: blankonblank.org/dolly-parton
12/24/2017

Feeling the holiday spirit.

And for more fun with Dolly: blankonblank.org/dolly-parton

Sing it with me, 'Tis the season to be....

"A fad provides you with a temporary occupation for your imagination. It doesn’t have any real culture. It doesn’t have ...
12/21/2017

"A fad provides you with a temporary occupation for your imagination. It doesn’t have any real culture. It doesn’t have any real art."

Frank Zappa was born on this day in 1940. blankonblank.org/frank-zappa

12/20/2017
Blank on Blank

"It seems very hard to believe that our paltry little planet is the only one that’s inhabited." We lost Carl Sagan on this day in 1996.

Carl Sagan was born on this day in 1934. Here's a beautiful, animated conversation between Sagan and Studs Terkel on aliens, religion, and what might be out there. Keep an eye out for the prescient nod to Stranger Things!

"That’s inevitable that humans would project their hopes and fears upon the cosmos."

More >> experimenters.org

12/19/2017
60 Years of Logos: Chermayeff & Geismar

"Symbols don't make it clear what you do. They just make it clear who you are. The less they say the better."

Meet the duo responsible for some of the most iconic logos out there. #storytelling

60 years ago Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar joined forces and the world of design has never been the same. Their company Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv has…

12/18/2017
Keith Richards

Time certainly is on his side. Happy 74th birthday to Keith Richards.

This one is on Vintage Vinos: Time Is On My Side (live). Originally appeared on the X-Pensive Winos set, Live at the Hollywood Palladium

"All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others." Cher #quoted
12/15/2017

"All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others." Cher #quoted

"All technology is in itself moral and neutral. These are just powers which can either be used well or ill." Aldous Huxl...
12/14/2017
Aldous Huxley on Technodictators - Blank on Blank

"All technology is in itself moral and neutral. These are just powers which can either be used well or ill." Aldous Huxley, 1958

Brave New World author sees a future when telegenic presidential hopefuls use TV to come to power, technology takes over and dictatorships rule us all

"Whenever you find truth, you find the science." George Washington Carver, 1939 #quoted
12/13/2017
George Washington Carver on Ego and Self - Blank on Blank

"Whenever you find truth, you find the science." George Washington Carver, 1939 #quoted

The famed scientist best known for the work he did with peanuts gave this rare interview on scientific discovery and putting ego aside to find truth.

12/11/2017
PBS Digital Studios

"If I missed a meal I blew it. So I’d get up at 6:30 every morning just to make breakfast." Jim Morrison on bulking up in college. #MusicMonday

On this date in 1971, Jim Morrison died an untimely death at the age of 27 in Paris, France. In this forgotten interview, he talks about body image and says "fat is beautiful".

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