What’s Streaming in February

 What’s Streaming in February

Happy February, American Masters fans! This month, American Masters is proud to present documentaries about Fats Domino and Maya Angelou in celebration of Black History Month and to mark Itzhak’s nomination for Best Music Film at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, which air Sunday, February 10. Enjoy these films, now available to stream for a limited time, via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps. […]

American Masters Reader: January 2019

American Masters Reader: January 2019

Robert Indiana “Love” at Fondation Gianadda, Martigny 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 six articles and essays we […]

American Masters Celebrates Two Legendary Performers in Honor of Black History Month with the Broadcast Premieres of Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me and Charley Pride: I’m Just Me

<i>American Masters</i> Celebrates Two Legendary Performers in Honor of Black History Month with the Broadcast Premieres of  <i>Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me</i> and <i>Charley Pride: I’m Just Me</i>

Premieres Tuesday, February 19 and Friday, February 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) Each documentary will be available for streaming the following day via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps This February, for Black History Month, American Masters profiles two iconic performers who broke new ground in entertainment as the Civil Rights movement gathered […]

Remembering Jonas Mekas

 Remembering Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas, the influential filmmaker and co-founder of Anthology Film Archives and the New York Film-Makers’ Cooperative, talks to director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart(1998) about his 1960s loft space in New York where Andy Warhol learned about experimental filmmaking. Mekas recalls tying Warhol to his seat during a six-hour screening of Sleep, and describes the elusiveness of documenting a […]

Remembering Carol Channing

 Remembering Carol Channing

American Masters remembers Broadway legend Carol Channing. American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor interviewed Channing in 1997 for his six-hour series, “Broadway: The American Musical.” In this clip Channing discusses how musical comedy has its roots in the diverse cultural heritage of the United States­. Kantor remembers Channing as, “one of a kind, seemingly bigger than life […]

What’s Streaming in January

 What’s Streaming in January

Happy New Year, American Masters fans! This month, we’re presenting documentaries about artists Eva Hesse, Andrew Wyeth and Elizabeth Murray, chef James Beard and scientist James Watson. Enjoy these films now streaming for a limited time via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps. American Masters: Eva Hesse As the wild ride of the 1960s came to a close, […]

American Masters Season 33 Preview

<i>American Masters</i> Season 33 Preview

This season American Masters features an eclectic new line-up of documentaries about scientist James Watson, entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., country music star Charley Pride, feminist singer and activist Holly Near, media mogul Joseph Pulitzer, photographer Garry Winogrand, choral music conductor Robert Shaw, and other artistic and cultural giants. Here’s an overview of the lives and creative journeys […]

American Masters Pictures Premieres Three Films at Sundance Film Festival 2019

American Masters Pictures Premieres Three Films at Sundance Film Festival 2019

Every winter in Utah, the Sundance Film Festival becomes the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. Three American Masters Pictures documentaries will world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2019, which runs from January 24 – February 3: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, N. Scott Momaday: Words from […]

American Masters Reader: December 2018

American Masters Reader: December 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 six articles and essays we enjoyed in December. Let us know what […]

American Masters Reader: November 2018

American Masters Reader: November 2018

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 2017. 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 […]