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

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

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

[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 […]

“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” Announced

Susan Sarandon‘s production company, Reframed Pictures, American Masters and Submarine are partnering on a feature-length documentary film about 1940s screen siren Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000).

Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks, the First African American to win a Pulitzer Prize

The 2017 National Black Writers Conference will recognize the enduring legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for updates and interviews from the event. Share your thoughts on Gwendolyn Brooks and other women in literature by using the hashtag #InspiringWomanPBS.

Commemorating Patsy Cline

[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.] On this day in 1963, at only 30 years old, Patsy Cline was killed […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month with American Masters

[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.] March is Women’s History Month, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight […]

Screenings & Showings: March 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 March: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise For more information on all […]