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S27 Ep8: Concert Pianist vs. Pop Composer

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Marvin Hamlisch was a child prodigy at the piano and was expected to become the next Vladimir Horowitz. But as Hamlisch explains, "at a very early age it became very clear that that would drive me crazy because every time I would go to the concert to play something I would get so nervous."

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American Masters

S30 Ep8: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

The first documentary about the legend behind much of the bold television of the '70s.

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S30 Ep8: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

1:24:03

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American Masters

S29 Ep9: The Women's List

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

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S29 Ep9: The Women's List

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American Masters

S29 Ep6: Althea

The story of Althea Gibson, queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s.

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S29 Ep6: Althea

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American Masters

S29 Ep3: Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

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

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S29 Ep3: Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

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Video thumbnail: American Masters S17 Ep4: Alice Waters shares her Inspiring Woman: Michelle O

American Masters

S17 Ep4: Alice Waters shares her Inspiring Woman: Michelle O

Alice Waters shares her Inspiring Woman: Michelle Obama.

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S17 Ep4: Alice Waters shares her Inspiring Woman: Michelle O

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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: Chris Cosentino shares how he discovered James Bear

American Masters

S31 Ep4: Chris Cosentino shares how he discovered James Bear

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

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S31 Ep4: Chris Cosentino shares how he discovered James Bear

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American Masters

S31 Ep4: Discovered the doll designed to look like James Bea

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

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S31 Ep4: Discovered the doll designed to look like James Bea

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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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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

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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 remembers his first James Beard recipe

American Masters

S31 Ep4: Duff Goldman remembers his first James Beard recipe

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

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S31 Ep4: Duff Goldman remembers his first James Beard recipe

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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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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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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.

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

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