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PBS to Air Broadway Documentary

If you're a fan of Broadway musicals, this is your week. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, PBS TV stations air Broadway:The American Musical, a six-hour documentary charting the history of the Great White Way. Bob Mondello says the series is packed with rare footage and even rarer insights.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.