David Geffen – American Master Premieres Tonight on PBS

American Masters Inventing David Geffen premieres tonight on PBS at 7 p.m. CST. Two time Emmy-winning filmmaker Susan Lacy, the creator and executive producer of the American Masters series interviews many of his friends, clients, and friends (Cher, Don Henley, Clive Davis, Elton John, Mike Nichols, Yoko Ono and Jann Wenner) to explore Geffen’s professional and personal life. He launched the careers of Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne and co-founded DreamWorks SKG with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.  In the end, the portrait doesn’t shy away from those who bear major grudges against him, including  Laura Nyro, The Clintons and The Eagles. Even though he’s gay he romanced Cher and he’s also struggled with cancer.

At the TCA summer press tour, Geffen, notoriously camera-shy,  and Lacy presented a panel on the show. Geffen was a man of few words, while Lacy tried to fill in the sometimes awkward silences. Here, she’s done the same thing and the two-hour program definitely speaks for itself and for Geffen who as a manager, agent, music mogul and Hollywood and Broadway producer and philanthropist is truly an American Master.

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