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Lange's Eye on The Great Depression and Sharecropping

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Dorothea Lange's photographed resilient men and women struggling with the Great Depression and sharecropping system. Lange tells the story of Tom Collins, the manager of "Migratory Labor Camp," whom she met. He became a character in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath. American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres Friday, August 29 at 9-11 pm on PBS.

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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.

53:10

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

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American Masters

The Boomer List

Meet 19 iconic baby boomers from this influential generation born between 1946 and 1964.

1:22:56

The Boomer List

1:22:56

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American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

The story, struggles and profound body of work of photographer Dorothea Lange.

1:49:52

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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American Masters

Inspiring Woman - Celebrating Diversity: Your Stories

We wanted to highlight some of the stories you've shared with us.

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Inspiring Woman - Celebrating Diversity: Your Stories

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Video thumbnail: American Masters Learn about Patsy Cline's first record deal

American Masters

Learn about Patsy Cline's first record deal

Under Patsy Cline's first contract, she was paid half the industry standard.

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Learn about Patsy Cline's first record deal

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Video thumbnail: American Masters Learn which Patsy Cline songs inspire Reba McEntire

American Masters

Learn which Patsy Cline songs inspire Reba McEntire

Patsy Cline songs like "Sweet Dreams" still inspire Reba McEntire today.

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Learn which Patsy Cline songs inspire Reba McEntire

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Video thumbnail: American Masters Hear how Patsy Cline met her husband, Charlie Dick.

American Masters

Hear how Patsy Cline met her husband, Charlie Dick.

Patsy Cline and Charlie Dick met as young, talented musicians from working-class families.

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Hear how Patsy Cline met her husband, Charlie Dick.

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American Masters

How a car crash nearly ended Patsy Cline's career

At 29 years old Patsy Cline was almost killed in a head-on car collision.

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How a car crash nearly ended Patsy Cline's career

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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

How Patsy Cline overcame the good ol' boys club

When Patsy Cline began working in country music, female headliners were rare.

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How Patsy Cline overcame the good ol' boys club

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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

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

PBS Previews: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

A behind-the-scenes look at American Masters - Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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PBS Previews: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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