American Masters (2011 Season) – Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter


Air date: 12/19/2011

American Masters Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter Premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings)


Interviewees (in order of appearance)


Richard Saul Wurman, Founder, TED


Kevin Roche, Architect; Founder, Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo, and Associates


Tina Beebe, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects


Eames Demetrios, Charles Eames’ grandson; Director, The Eames Foundation


Deborah Sussman, former Eames Office designer; Founder, Sussman-Prezja


Pat Kirkham, Professor of Design History and Cultural Studies, The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture; Author, Charles and Ray Eames: Designers of the Twentieth Century (MIT Press, 1995)


Donald Albrecht, Architecture and Design Curator


Gordon Ashby, former Eames Office Designer


Jeannine Oppewall, former Eames Office Designer; Art Director, four Academy Award nominations for Best Art Design for L.A. Confidential, Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, and The Good Shepherd


Bill Tondreau, winner of three Academy Awards for technical achievements in software and motion control


Jed Perl, Art Critic, The New Republic


Marilyn Neuhart, Author, The Story of Eames Furniture


Ralph Caplan, Design Critic


Richard Wright, Auctioneer


Paul Schrader, Director and Screenwriter, Golden Globe nominee for Best Screenplay for Raging Bull and Taxi Driver


Joe Giovannini, Architecture Critic


Judith Wechsler, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University (Medford, MA)


Zeke Seligsohn, IBM Consultant, retired


Ford Peatross, Director, Center for Architecture & Design, Library of Congress


Meg McAleer, Senior Archives Specialist, Library of Congress


Lucia Eames, Charles Eames’ Daughter


Thomas S. Hines, joint appointment with History and the Department of Architecture & Urban Design, UCLA


Sam Grawe, former Editor-in-Chief, Dwell Magazine


Bob Blaich, Founder, Blaich Associates (Aspen, CO); former Design Director, Herman Miller


John Neuhart, former Eames Office Designer; Neuhart, Donges, Neuhart; now deceased