Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger is a folk singer and an environmental and political activist.  He wrote or co-wrote the popular songs "Turn! Turn! Turn!", "If I Had a Hammer," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

Pete Seeger appears in the following:

American Icons: This Land is Your Land

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” went from a “God Bless America” spoof to an unofficial national anthem.


Pete Seeger in Conversation with Steve Post

Monday, March 16, 2015

Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger reminisces about life, politics and narrow escapes.
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A Final Visit with Pete Seeger

Friday, January 31, 2014

Pete Seeger was a giant, and barely a singer-songwriter has touched a guitar who doesn't owe him a musical debt. He died this week, at age 94. In 2010, Kurt Andersen went to Seeger'...


Seeger In His Own Words

Monday, September 03, 2012

Acclaimed singer and activist Pete Seeger talks about his life, the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, and the new book, Pete Seeger: His Life in His Own Words.


Seeger In His Own Words

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died Monday night in New York at the age of 94. In June 2012, he spoke with Brian Lehrer about his life, his music, Woody Guthrie and more.

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American Icons: This Land is Your Land

Friday, March 16, 2012

This is the national anthem we actually know the words to. Americans sing it at school; Bruce Springsteen sang it at President Obama's inauguration. Yet Woody Guthrie's song was onc...

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Pete Seeger Shares his Wisdom

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Folk icon Pete Seeger, who rode the rails with Woody Guthrie and wrote protest songs once banned from television, has mellowed over the years. But he's still as relevant as ever, as a new documentary, "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song," reveals. Seeger joins us to talk about music and ...

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Out Laws

Sunday, November 24, 2002

We look at people living outside the law ”“ both voluntarily and involuntarily. Host Dean Olsher explores the messy legal terrain confronting gay couples who want the privileges of a “divorce,” and talks to local historians about female criminals on the Lower East Side in the 19th century. Sound artist ...


America Tells Its Stories: Pete Seeger and Lee Hays

Friday, February 21, 1941

The actual date of this episode is 1941-02-20. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

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Pete Seeger and Lee Hays perform:

"Lolly ...

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America Tells Its Stories: The American Square Dance Group

Thursday, February 13, 1941

The folk music of the farms and fields of America.

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