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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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American Masters

By Sidney Lumet

With candor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist a human.

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By Sidney Lumet

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American Masters

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Explore the life and work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen.

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Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

53:55

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American Masters

The Women's List

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

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The Women's List

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American Masters

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

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

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Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

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American Masters

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Trailer

Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Trailer

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American Masters

Maya Angelou & James Baldwin

“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” Film Excerpt: Maya Angelou & James Baldwin

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Maya Angelou & James Baldwin

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American Masters

August Wilson and African American Culture

Ruben Santiago-Hudson describe August Wilson's work for the African American community

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August Wilson and African American Culture

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American Masters

August Wilson's Timeless Work

Ruben Santiago-Hudson shares why Wilson's work is so timeless and universal.

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August Wilson's Timeless Work

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American Masters

The Essential Ingredients for an August Wilson Play

Ruben Santiago-Hudson shares the essential ingredients for any August Wilson play.

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The Essential Ingredients for an August Wilson Play

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American Masters

Lumet On Blacklisting

Sidney Lumet describes his work on "Tragedy in a Temporary Town"

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Lumet On Blacklisting

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American Masters

Lumet Talks About Network

Sidney Lumet discusses his work on the film "Network"

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Lumet Talks About Network

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American Masters

Lumet's Motivation for Making "12 Angry Men"

Sidney Lumet describes his motivations for making the movie "12 Angry Men"

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Lumet's Motivation for Making "12 Angry Men"

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American Masters

American Masters Launches "Inspiring Woman"

Join us in celebrating the powerful, creative and innovative women in our lives.

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American Masters Launches "Inspiring Woman"

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American Masters

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You - Trailer

Trailer for the American Masters film Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.

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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You - Trailer

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American Masters

In Their Own Words Trailer

Trailer for In Their Own Words, the American Masters digital archive project.

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In Their Own Words Trailer

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American Masters

The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End - Promo

The story behind the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup.

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The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End - Promo

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