The Oscar-winning director takes on two ambitious subjects

After directing 22 films - among them Rush, A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 - and winning two Oscars, Ron Howard has turned his attention to documenting music. His first foray, Made in America, which chronicles Jay Z's 2012 music festival, premieres on Showtime on Aug. 7 and is available On Demand; his second focuses on The Beatles as a live act and has late 2015 penciled in.

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