My year-long Centennial Celebration kicks off with a two-episode look at composer Leonard Bernstein.


Guest Kaci Kielmar joins me to start things off with a look at Sharks, Jets and brownface in the Bernstein-composed musical adaptation, West Side Story


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NEXT TIME: Our Bernstein tribute continues with a look at the only score he created for a film, 1954's On the Waterfront.

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