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'The Boomer List' Revealed

Timothy Greenfield Sanders

This post was updated on Aug. 7.

This year the last of the 76 million  baby boomers turn 50. AARP is paying tribute to their contributions this fall.

Interviews with these 19 iconic baby boomers will be featured in  American Masters: The Boomer List, a documentary by filmmaker-photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The documentary premieres nationwide Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9-10:30 p.m., on PBS (check local listings).

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The list of the 19 boomers (one born each year of the baby boom) was revealed today. It includes:

1946: Tim O'Brien, Vietnam vet/author

1947: Deepak Chopra, M.D., New Age guru

1948: Samuel L. Jackson, actor

1949: Billy Joel, singer-songwriter

1950: Steve Wozniak, cofounder, Apple Computer

1951: Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer

1952: Amy Tan, author

1953: Eve Ensler, playwright

1954: Julieanna Richardson, founder, The HistoryMakers

1955: Maria Shriver, journalist

1956: Kim Cattrall, actor

1957: Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM

1958: Ellen Ochoa, director, Johnson Space Center

1959: Ronnie Lott, athlete

1960: Erin Brockovich, environmentalist

1961: Peter Staley, AIDS activist

1962: Rosie O'Donnell, entertainer

1963: David LaChapelle, artist

1964: John Leguizamo, actor

In addition to the PBS documentary, an exhibit, "The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders," will be on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 26, 2014, through July 5, 2015.

"Most everything about how we live today is a product of this influential generation," said Greenfield-Sanders. "The film and exhibit will serve to capture boomers' dynamic spirit through a handful of notable ' American Masters' who had a profound effect on our world."

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Throughout the exhibit's run, the Newseum will host a series of special programs and events that explore how  boomers changed the world and the legacy they leave for future generations.

"Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's large-format portraits and interviews offer a unique window into a generation that truly changed the world," said Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. "Through his lens, Newseum visitors will experience the remarkable stories of 19 people whose lives define the baby boom generation and offer a revealing perspective on the news events and stories that continue to shape our culture today."

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