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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself - Full Film

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Co-founder of The Paris Review, George Plimpton (1927–2003) was a fascinated journalist who lived fully, strangely and incredibly. With George Plimpton’s own narration, the film includes extensive archival footage of his sport stunts and participatory journalism gigs, and interviews with friends, family and contemporaries.

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American Masters

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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American Masters

Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

"The Queen of Country Music” is still going strong after more than 50 years of music.

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Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

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American Masters

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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B.B. King: The Life of Riley

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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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Video thumbnail: American Masters How Patsy Cline balanced home life and commercial success

American Masters

How Patsy Cline balanced home life and commercial success

Despite a rigorous performing schedule, Patsy Cline continued to manage her household.

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How Patsy Cline balanced home life and commercial success

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American Masters

Learn how Patsy Cline broke social norms in the '50s

Cline worked hard and broke social norms, wearing men's pants and bright red lipstick.

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Learn how Patsy Cline broke social norms in the '50s

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American Masters

Patsy Cline: Trailer

Patsy Cline defined modern country music with singular talent and heart‐wrenching depth.

Patsy Cline: Trailer

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American Masters

PBS Previews: Patsy Cline

Producer and director Barbara Hall talks about the inspiration behind "Patsy Cline."

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PBS Previews: Patsy Cline

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American Masters

Behind the Scenes: Common, Rita Coburn-Whack & Maya Angelou

Rita Coburn-Whack originally introduced Maya Angelou and Common.

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Behind the Scenes: Common, Rita Coburn-Whack & Maya Angelou

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Video thumbnail: American Masters Dr. Angelou's inauguration poem for President Bill Clinton

American Masters

Dr. Angelou's inauguration poem for President Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton decided to have a poet read at his inauguration: Dr. Maya Angelou.

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Dr. Angelou's inauguration poem for President Bill Clinton

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American Masters

Dr. Maya Angelou's Inspiration and Poetry

Learn how Dr. Maya Angelou began writing and reading poetry as a child.

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Dr. Maya Angelou's Inspiration and Poetry

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American Masters

Explore the friendship between Maya Angelou and Malcolm X

While Maya Angelou was living in Ghana, she met and began working with Malcolm X.

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Explore the friendship between Maya Angelou and Malcolm X

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Video thumbnail: American Masters American Masters Launches "Inspiring Woman"

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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