Phil Ochs Documentary to Premiere on PBS' American Masters


The Acclaimed PBS biography series American Masters kicks off its 26th season with music documentaries about folk & protest singer/songwriter Phil Ochs.

Explore the iconic 1960s folk-protest music hero's troubled life through his songs and interviews with Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Sean Penn, Pete Seeger, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Ochs, and others. Inspired by both Woody Guthrie and Elvis Presley, Phil Ochs was one of the most politically active singer-songwriter's of his generation and his music is as relevant today as it was then - "I Ain't Marching Anymore," "Power and the Glory," "The War Is Over," and "There But for Fortune." Unyielding in his political principles and unbending in his artistic vision, Ochs tirelessly fought for peace and justice throughout his short life, which ended in suicide at the age of 35. His music continues to influence and inspire topical songwriters around the world, including Pearl Jam, Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, and They Might Be Giants, who have all covered Ochs songs.

American Masters Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
NY metro area premiere Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 7:30-9pm on THIRTEEN
Premieres nationally Monday, January 23, 2012 from 10-11:30pm on PBS (check local listings)