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S26: American Master Mel Brooks on Friend and Mentor Sid Cae

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Comedic legend Sid Caesar passed away February 12, 2014, at the age of 91. Caesar was a friend and mentor to Mel Brooks and the two worked together through much of Brooks’ early career. See Brooks talk about Caesar’s genius for comedy in this film excerpt from American Masters “Mel Brooks: Make A Noise.”

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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

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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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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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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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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 Ep8: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive - Trailer

See a new side of innovative writer Edgar Allan Poe, best known for Gothic horror tales.

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S31 Ep8: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive - Trailer

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American Masters

S31 Ep6: Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny - Trailer

Learn about Richard Linklater, the filmmaker behind Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, and more.

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S31 Ep6: Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny - Trailer

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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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