In June, as part of its ongoing series on the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century, Time Magazine devoted a special issue to 20 ""Artists & Entertainers."" The eclectic mix included Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Steven Spielberg and Frank Sinatra. We're honored to report that Rodgers & Hammerstein were chosen to represent Broadway's contributions to world theatre and popular song. ""More than just write songs,"" editorialized Time, ""Rodgers & Hammerstein told stories...They created musical theater that enchanted audiences and redefined the art form.""
Each of the 20 figures selected was profiled in a complementing CBS News special hosted by Mike Wallace, aired the same week as Time's special edition. Included in the Time Special Issue was an essay on R&H by Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Click here to read the essay.