It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, and in order to celebrate, we are making one of our favorite American Masters films, Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey, available for streaming. Watch it in English or Spanish anytime through Oct. 15. In addition, PBS is turning its lens onto viewers this September and October, through a new social media campaign: #MiHistoria. Access hours of film and television from your favorites like American […]
On May 24, 1941, American Master and the “Voice of a Generation,” Bob Dylan, was born. In addition to spending the last five decades writing and performing record-breaking music, Dylan has emerged as a quintessential American artist who combined different music genres and wrote lyrics that freely expressed his political stance — ultimately inspiring others to […]
Merle Haggard, a country singer-songwriter best known as “the poet of the common man” and for his role in the outlaw country movement, died on Wednesday, April 6, on his 79th birthday.
Three nights after the broadcast premiere of B.B. King: The Life of Riley on PBS (February 12, 9/8c), the legendary blues guitarist B.B. King will be paid tribute at the Grammy Awards on CBS.
American Masters is proud to present the broadcast premieres of B.B. King: The Life of Riley and Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock N' Roll during Black History Month this February. The iconic musicians B.B. King and Fats Domino define the very genres of music invented in America --- the blues and rock n' roll, respectively.
On January 29, PBS and American Masters Pictures announced at the Sundance Film Festival that they have sold Theatrical rights to Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, to Music Box Films. The highly visual and dynamic film is the definitive chronicle of Lear’s storied career and premiered […]
Announced today at the Sundance Film Festival: The new theatrical imprint for documentaries, American Masters Pictures, will be co-produced by the American Masters series, executive produced by Michael Kantor. The first three films under the banner have their world premieres at Sundance: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You; Louis Black and Karen Bernstein’s Richard Linklater – Dream is Destiny; […]
Watch "outlaw country" music legend Willie Nelson, an American Master, receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a broadcast tonight on PBS.
In this never-before-seen interview made for Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998), David Bowie speaks with filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders about working with Lou Reed, their respective literary influences, writing lyrics, and what New York City means to Bowie. In a tribute statement, the filmmaker also shares how Bowie influenced Reed.
The preliminary 2016 line-up for the 30th anniversary season features Mike Nichols, B.B. King, Carole King, Fats Domino, Loretta Lynn, Janis Joplin, The Highwaymen, Norman Lear and Maya Angelou.