On tonight's episode, Blake takes a hard look at the media's role in the downfall of Monica Lewinsky; and her own heroic journey to reclaiming her own story. This week's Millennial Milestone: Bob Ross. Music from Blossom Dearie, Train, Ben Folds Five, Adele, Raveena, and more.

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 Playlist:

  1. NINA SIMONE & SOFI TUKKER: Sinnerman
  2. HARRY CONNICK, JR.: For Once in My Life
  3. THE SUPREMES: You Can’t Hurry Love
  4. BLOSSOM DEARIE: Tea for Two
  5. JOHN COLTRANE & JOHNNY HARTMAN: Autumn Serenade
  6. RAVEENA: Still Dreaming
  7. KINDNESS & JAZMINE SULLIVAN: Hard to Believe
  8. STEVIE WONDER: Confusion
  9. SAMIA: Show Up
  10. ADELE: Water Under the Bridge
  11. BONNIE RAITT: I Can’t Make You Love Me
  12. JACKSON BROWNE: Looking into You
  13. TONIC: If You Could Only See
  14. SAVAGE GARDEN: Truly Madly Deeply
  15. BEN FOLDS FIVE: Fair
  16. SARAH MCLACHLAN: Do What You Have to Do
  17. TRAIN: Meet Virginia
  18. COUNTING CROWS feat. VANESSA CARLTON: Big Yellow Taxi

MILLENNIAL MILESTONE: Bob Ross

  1. HE WAS A FORMER AIR FORCE MASTER SERGEANT
    1. Though his soft, gentle voice became the mechanism of his legacy, it’s fascinating to think that Bob Ross served 20 years in the United States Air Force, rising all the way up to master sergeant status. Which means that he was very much in charge and bossed people around.
  2. HE DESPISED HIS TRADEMARK CURLY CUT
    1. As much as we hate to reveal this, it’s true: Bob Ross was not a fan of his permed hair. However, for the sake of his name and business, he opted to keep it. “When we got a line of paints and brushes, we put his picture on,” Bob Ross Company co-founder Annette Kowalski mentioned in an interview. “The logo is a picture of Bob with that hair, so he could never get it cut. He wasn’t always happy about that.” (Scroll down to see a fun pic of Mr. Ross without the hair.)
  3. A SEASON OF HIS SHOW THE JOY OF PAINTING COULD BE FILMED IN 48 HOURS
    1. How did Ross find the time to tape all of those shows for free? He could record a season almost as fast as he could paint. Ross could bang out an entire 13-episode season of The Joy of Painting in just over two days, which freed him up to get back to teaching lessons, which is where he made his real money.
  4. HE WAS MISSING PART OF HIS LEFT INDEX FINGER
    1. He lost part of his left index finger when he was a kid in a woodworking accident while working with his dad, who was a carpenter.
  5. BOB ROSS REALLY DID LOVE TREES
    1. In 2014, FiveThirtyEight did a statistical breakdown of Ross’s work on The Joy of Painting and found that 91 percent of them included at least one tree—by far the most popular element. (And if he painted one tree, there was a 93 percent chance he’d paint a second one—though he referred to any additional trees as “friends” on the show.)

The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees : NPR