Harry Chapin: The Book of Chapin
One of the premier singer/songwriters of the 1970s, Harry Chapin also was a tireless champion of humanitarian causes, notable World Hunger Year. From 1972 when the bittersweet song "Taxi" catapulted Chapin from Greenwich Village documentary filmmaker into a pop music icon, until his untimely death in 1981, the sympathetic storyteller performed more than 200 shows a year - half of them for charitable organizations. In this hour-long PBS Soundstage presentation from the series' inaugural season, Chapin and his band perform songs from The Book of Chapin, including Taxi," "Cats In The Cradle," "WOLD" and "What Made America Famous." The show features an appearance by Chapin's brother, Tom Chapin, host of the popular 1970s children program Make A Wish. Chapin is captured answering audience questions about his ever-present smile and creative process.