A Celebration of Trailblazing Women

A Celebration of Trailblazing Women

PBS just announced a summer-long celebration of women trailblazers in honor of the women’s vote centennial, featuring multi-platform content commemorating U.S. women’s suffrage, the feminist movement and modern-day changemakers.

What’s Streaming in January

What’s Streaming in January

This month, we've gathered a selection of documentaries on celebrated chefs, plus we're giving you one last chance to watch Elaine May's documentary about her former comedy partner Mike Nichols.

What’s Streaming in December

What’s Streaming in December

We’ve selected three films for you to watch this month, now streaming for a limited time! Learn about a life-long mission to change the way we think about what we eat in Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution. Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman, but her arresting appearance and […]

What’s Streaming in November

What’s Streaming in November

As we prepare for the release of N. Scott Momaday: Word From a Bear at the end of the month, we’re sharing a collection of documentaries about your favorite American Masters writers. Watch the epic tale of Broadway’s first black, female playwright in Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart and learn how her upbringing led her […]

Screenings and Showings

Screenings and Showings

Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or film festival, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. For Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am screenings throughout the United States, click here. Photo courtesy of Bill Hayes  

A Conversation with Chris Gethard

A Conversation with Chris Gethard

In the fourth season of the American Masters Podcast, we look at origin stories: we hear from guests who have created bold new works through an investigation of their personal history. Last week, we were joined by stand-up favorite Chris Gethard, whose comedy special, Career Suicide, executive produced by Judd Apatow, invites a candid discussion […]

In Memoriam: Diahann Carroll

In Memoriam: Diahann Carroll

American Masters mourns the loss of pioneering actress Diahann Carroll, the Tony Award winner and first African American woman to star in her own television series. This interview was conducted in 2017, by director Yoruba Richen for the forthcoming program, “How it Feels to Be Free.”  

What’s Streaming in October

What’s Streaming in October

As we prepare for the release of Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous at the end of the month, we’re sharing a selection of our documentaries on visual artists and visionaries. Discover a vault of historical photos in this first film to focus on the larger than life photographer, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable. In […]

What’s Streaming in September

What’s Streaming in September

To complement the September 15 premiere of Ken Burns’s eight-part series, Country Music, we’re sharing a selection of our documentaries on musicians. Dive deeper into the rich history of the genre with Charley Pride: I’m Just Me and Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. Itzhak Perlman is revered by Charlie Daniels in the new series; catch the doc on […]

5 Essential Reads for American Masters Fans

5 Essential Reads for <i>American Masters</i> Fans

Toni Morrison via Wikimedia Commons 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 five articles and essays we enjoyed recently. […]