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Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll - Preview

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One of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s, Fats Domino and his record sales were rivaled then only by Elvis Presley. With his boogie-woogie piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, of rock ‘n’ roll, a revolutionary genre that united young black and white audiences.

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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

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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American Masters

Go behind the scenes with John Singleton

John Singleton shares why he believes Dr. Angelou's story is so important.

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Go behind the scenes with John Singleton

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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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