Remembering Stan Lee

Remembering Stan Lee

In interviews with American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor for Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, comic book legend Stan Lee and others discuss Lee’s influential work at Marvel Comics, co-creating “The Fantastic Four,” “The Incredible Hulk,” Spider-Man and more.

Remembering Paula Wayne

 Remembering Paula Wayne

Paula Wayne starred alongside Sammy Davis, Jr., in the groundbreaking Broadway musical “Golden Boy” about a black boxer who falls for his manager’s white girlfriend – they shared the first interracial kiss on a Broadway stage. In this outtake from American Masters – Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, premiering February 2019 on PBS, […]

Screenings & Showings: November 2018

Screenings & Showings: November 2018

Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or a gallery show, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. From Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story to Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta be Me to Itzhak, here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the conversation in November.

American Masters Reader: October 2018

American Masters Reader: October 2018

Joan Mitchell, 1960-61: ‘Rock Bottom’, painting. Photo courtesy of Jim Kuhn. Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are seven […]

Screenings & Showings: October 2018

Screenings & Showings: October 2018

  Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or a gallery show, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. From Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story to Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta be Me to Itzhak, here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the conversation in October. […]

American Masters Reader: September 2018

American Masters Reader: September 2018

Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are seven articles and essays we enjoyed in September. Let us know what […]

Remembering Perry Miller Adato

Remembering Perry Miller Adato

Perry Miller Adato was an award-winning producer-director and writer of documentary films for more than 50 years, collaborating frequently with WNET, PBS and American Masters. Born in Yonkers, New York, she died on September 16, 2018.

12 Visual Art Innovators You Should Know

 12 Visual Art Innovators You Should Know

American Masters “Artists Flight” documentaries about groundbreaking visual artists Eva Hesse, Elizabeth Murray, Andrew Wyeth and Jean-Michel Basquiat are streaming now. Meet 12 more innovators in visual art in Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering Friday, September 21 and 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings): Creative Growth Art Center, Nathalie Djurberg & […]