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Beauty Is Embarrassing

Beauty Is Embarrassing

Season 14 Episode 6 | 1hr 25m 24s

Take a ride through the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture.

Aired: 01/20/13 | Expires: 01/29/13
Beauty Is Embarrassing
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