(Episode 6)
American Masters Season 30

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A profile of Janis Joplin (1943-70), featuring letters she wrote her parents; archival footage; and insights from her siblings Laura and Michael; Big Brother and the Holding Company's Peter Albin, Sam Andrew and Dave Getz; and Country Joe McDonald, among others. Joplin's influence on musicians who followed in her wake is discussed by Melissa Etheridge, Juliette Lewis, Alecia Moore (aka Pink) and narrator Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power), who also performs Joplin's "A Woman Left Lonely."

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