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American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers.

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Episodes 6

Video thumbnail: American Masters S18 Ep8: Julia! America's Favorite Chef

American Masters

S18 Ep8: Julia! America's Favorite Chef

Julia was a larger-than-life figure who revolutionized the way that Americans ate.

53:41

S18 Ep8: Julia! America's Favorite Chef

53:41

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American Masters

S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

53:11

S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

53:11

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American Masters

S29 Ep8: The Women's List

Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Greenfield-Sanders’ new film.

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S29 Ep8: The Women's List

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American Masters

S28 Ep2: Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

Discover the violin virtuoso through Itzhak Perlman, students and archival performances.

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S28 Ep2: Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

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Clips 427

Video thumbnail: American Masters S17 Ep4: Alice Waters' Inspiring Woman planted what is, argu

American Masters

S17 Ep4: Alice Waters' Inspiring Woman planted what is, argu

Alice Waters shares her Inspiring Woman: Michelle Obama.

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S17 Ep4: Alice Waters' Inspiring Woman planted what is, argu

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

American Masters

S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

Alice Waters recalls a party early in her friendship with James Beard.

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S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

American Masters

S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

Caroline Stuart discovered a doll that was designed to look like James Beard.

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S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S31 Ep4: Chris Cosentino shares the mysterious story of how

American Masters

S31 Ep4: Chris Cosentino shares the mysterious story of how

Chris Cosentino shares the surprising story of how he discovered James Beard's work.

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S31 Ep4: Chris Cosentino shares the mysterious story of how

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

American Masters

S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

James Beard played a key role in the very first food shows on television.

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S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

American Masters

S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

When sexuality was not openly discussed, James Beard was comfortable, honest and open.

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S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

2:39

Video thumbnail: American Masters 50 Years of Aretha Franklin's "Respect"

American Masters

50 Years of Aretha Franklin's "Respect"

Celebrating 50 years of Aretha Franklin's "Respect."

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50 Years of Aretha Franklin's "Respect"

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S31 Ep4: Duff Goldman's first James Beard recipe was memorab

American Masters

S31 Ep4: Duff Goldman's first James Beard recipe was memorab

Baltimore-based Pastry Chef Duff Goldman shares his first James Beard memory.

1:16

S31 Ep4: Duff Goldman's first James Beard recipe was memorab

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Previews 90

Video thumbnail: American Masters S31: Chefs Flight

American Masters

S31: Chefs Flight

Get to know some of America's most iconic chefs through American Masters' Chefs Flight.

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S31: Chefs Flight

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S31 Ep4: PBS Previews | American Masters presents A Chef's F

American Masters

S31 Ep4: PBS Previews | American Masters presents A Chef's F

Executive Producer Michael Kantor comments on "A Chef's Flight."

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S31 Ep4: PBS Previews | American Masters presents A Chef's F

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S31 Ep4: PBS Previews | James Beard: America's First Foodie

American Masters

S31 Ep4: PBS Previews | James Beard: America's First Foodie

Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

1:30

S31 Ep4: PBS Previews | James Beard: America's First Foodie

1:30

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