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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/broadway/

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Episode description: Prohibition and the Jazz Age; Broadway heroines like Marilyn Miller, who becomes a testament to pluck and luck; "Whoopee" and the Charleston; Runnin' Wild and George White's Scandals; the revolutionary jazz show Shuffle Along, which reopens Broadway's doors to black talent; the Marx Brothers; Al Jolson's meteoric rise to stardom; and songwriting teams the Gershwin brothers and Rodgers and Hart. [cc]

Rating: [TV-PG] (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Series Information: Broadway: The American Musical

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First aired: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)

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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/broadway/

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