Billy Joel, Maria Shriver, Samuel L. Jackson featured in PBS baby boomer documentary

Billy Joel as a baby, circa 1950.

Billy Joel as a baby, circa 1950. (Credit: Hometown Long Island)

Billy Joel, Maria Shriver and Samuel L. Jackson — baby boomers all — will be among those featured in an upcoming PBS documentary about the post-World War II generation.

PBS announced Thursday that "American Masters: The Boomer List" will air Sept. 23 on member stations. The 90-minute production, directed by filmmaker-photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, will include 19 notable public figures. Their years of birth represent each of the years commonly associated with the baby boom era, 1946-64. The list also includes Rosie O'Donnell, Tommy Hilfiger and Steve Wozniak.

Greenfield-Sanders' portraits of the interviewees will be included in a companion coffee table book and in an exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. "The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders" will run at the Newseum from Sept. 26 through June 2015.

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