Three Ways that James Beard Subverted the Status Quo

Three Ways that James Beard Subverted the Status Quo

James Beard didn’t reach icon status by playing it safe. From his culinary career to his personal life, Beard led a life that was authentic, bold, and in many ways, ahead of his time. Here are three ways that Beard demonstrated how to pursue a life fully lived. To learn more about the legendary chef, tune in to […]

How Julia Child Empowered Women in the Kitchen and Beyond

How Julia Child Empowered Women in the Kitchen and Beyond

For a woman born in 1912, when words like "feminist” and “disruptor" were not a part of the American lexicon, Julia Child was a woman ahead of her time. After all, how many women in the early part of the 20th century volunteered during World War II, wanting to be a spy? Julia was the first woman to have a television show and the first […]

Screenings & Showings: May 2017

Screenings & Showings: May 2017

Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or a gallery showing, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. Here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the conversation in May: James Beard: America’s First Foodie May 5 Portland Art Museum Beth […]

Two Tasty Recipes that Reflect the Organic Approach of Alice Waters

Two Tasty Recipes that Reflect the Organic Approach of Alice Waters

[Editor’s Note: The following post is part of American Masters’ #InspiringWomanPBS campaign, which highlights the powerful, creative, and innovative women in our lives. Visit the Inspiring Woman page to join the campaign and submit the story of a woman who inspires you.] For those of us who enjoy the abundance of  restaurant menus touting food […]

Our 5 Favorite Loretta Lynn Lyrics

Our 5 Favorite Loretta Lynn Lyrics

[Editor’s Note: The following post is part of American Masters’ #InspiringWomanPBS campaign, which highlights the powerful, creative, and innovative women in our lives. Visit the Inspiring Woman page to join the campaign and submit the story of a woman who inspires you.] Loretta Lynn is turning 85 this year, and we wanted to celebrate her […]

Legendary comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

Legendary comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

Don Rickles, the comedian most known for his wit and mockery, passed away today at the age of 90. Interviewed in several American Masters documentaries to share his experiences working with Bob Newhart and Johnny Carson, Rickles brought with him an inimitable humor and point of view. His wisecracks were wisdom, and it was a high honor to be insulted by the great Don Rickles.

Screenings & Showings: April 2017

Screenings & Showings: April 2017

Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or a gallery showing, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. Here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the conversation in April: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Sunday, Apr. 23 | 2 p.m. […]

Celebrating Maya Angelou’s Birthday

Celebrating Maya Angelou’s Birthday

[Editor’s Note: The following post is part of American Masters’ #InspiringWomanPBS campaign, which highlights the powerful, creative, and innovative women in our lives. Visit the Inspiring Woman page to join the campaign and submit the story of a woman who inspires you.] Recently, at the National Black Writers Conference, several professors, writers and poets shared […]