The Boomer List: American Masters
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Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9pm on WMHT TV.
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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: The Boomer List tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers—one born each year of the baby boom:

1946 Tim O’Brien, Vietnam vet / author
1947 Deepak Chopra, M.D., New Age guru

1948 Samuel L. Jackson, actor

1949 Billy Joel, singer-songwriter

1950 Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple Computer

1951 Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer

1952 Amy Tan, author

1953 Eve Ensler, playwright

1954 Julieanna Richardson, founder,The HistoryMakers

1955 Maria Shriver, journalist

1956 Kim Cattrall, actor

1957 Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM

1958 Ellen Ochoa, Director, Johnson Space Center

1959 Ronnie Lott, athlete

1960 Erin Brockovich, environmentalist

1961 Peter Staley, AIDS activist

1962 Rosie O’Donnell, entertainer

1963 David LaChapelle, artist

1964 John Leguizamo, actor

Intimate interviews by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, The Latino List, The 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.

“When I learned about this year’s boomer milestone, I came up with the idea for The Boomer List,” says Greenfield-Sanders, whose past films include About Face: Supermodels Then and Now and American Masters — Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart. “The film captures the boomer generation’s dynamic spirit through 19 distinct ‘American Masters’ who had a profound effect on our world.”

The Boomer List is a celebration of this generation’s impact on American culture. It is impossible to encapsulate in just a few words, but thanks to the talent both on camera and behind the lens, this remarkable film offers an incredible chorus of voices that somehow captures the zeitgeist of this era,” says Michael Kantor, executive producer of American Masters