PBS Explores The Life and Work of Eero Saarinen

A documentary on the life and work of Eero Saarinen is coming to a small screen near you, thanks in part to Michigan entrepreneur A. Alfred Taubman. Saarinen, considered one of the masters of 20th Century American architecture, is responsible for some of our most iconic structures like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, TWA Terminal at New York’s JFK International Airport, the CBS Building (Black Rock) in Manhattan, and the Washington Dulles International Airport.

According to The Editor at Large, “The hour-long film, ‘An Architect’s Memoir: Eero Saarinen’, produced and directed by Emmy award winning Peter Rosen, will be presented by Detroit Public Television on PBS in 2014.”

“The ‘Mad Men’ style and feel of the ‘50s was Saarinen’s expression of a uniquely American ideal of the new and brash, a country about to dominate the global culture,” said director-producer Peter Rosen. “It’s exciting to be making this film now on a wave of interest in what our country was like in the innocent 1950s. This will be the backdrop for our story.”

To learn more about this project visit marketwatch.com.

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