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American Masters

Going to College on a Segregated Bus

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In this web exclusive video, Alice Walker talks about how her father loved education and read everything he could find, even though he was only educated through grade 4 or 5 and lived a life of poverty working on a plantation. Walker recalls the day he put her on a segregated bus to go to Spelman College, where she had earned a scholarship.

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B.B. King: The Life of Riley

B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most celebrated blues musicians of all time.

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Mike Nichols: American Masters

The late, great director (The Graduate, Angels in America) discusses his 50-year career.

53:51

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The Women's List

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

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B.B. King's Funeral Procession

See King's funeral procession, from Memphis, TN, to his resting place in Indianola, MS.

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Mike Nichols and "The Graduate"

Mike Nichols won an Academy Award for directing "The Graduate," his second film.

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Mike Nichols' Laugh

Stars of theater and film remember Mike Nichols' famous, uncontrollable laughter.

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Carole King: Natural Woman - Trailer

King tells her story in a new documentary with previously unseen and rare performances.

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