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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Biography and Timeline

Playwright August Wilson (1945 - 2005) rose from humble beginnings to become a celebrated Broadway fixture with his 10-play cycle chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century. His awards include Tony, two Pulitzers and seven New York Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Jan 28th, 2015 | 0 comments

American Ballet Theatre - About American Ballet Theatre at 75

American Masters teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.

Jan 13th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Full Film: Bing Crosby Rediscovered

Explore the life and legend of this iconic entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his immediate family, song writers and Tony Bennett. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, the documentary reveals a man far more complex than his public persona.

Dec 27th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Performance: Bing Crosby and Sons Sing Together

Bing Crosby and three of his sons give the African-American spiritual "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" a jazz treatment on his television special in 1960.

Dec 22nd, 2014 | 0 comments

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - About the Film

Explore the life and legacy of the playwright some call America's Shakespeare, who chronicled the 20th-century black experience. Features James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, new dramatic readings and rare footage.

Dec 18th, 2014 | 0 comments

Bing Crosby - Performance: Bing Crosby with Maurice Chevalier and Carol Lawrence

Bing Crosby and Maurice Chevalier sing "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" from Gigi and Carol Lawrence joins the two men on "Ridin' High," from the 1936 Cole Porter musical Red, Hot and Blue.

Dec 15th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby's Innovations in Technology

The technologies Bing Crosby invested in as a businessman are discussed by American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor and Emmy-Award winning director Robert Trachtenberg.

Dec 12th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Bing Roasts Film Director Raoul Walsh

Writer Gary Giddins provides the back story to the song that got Bing Crosby banned from MGM. Hear never-before-released audio of Crosby singing the lyrics he penned to roast Hollywood director Raoul Walsh.

Dec 8th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Bing Crosby - Performance: "The Second Time Around" and Other Love Songs

See a web exclusive video of Bing Crosby's performance of "The Second Time Around" in 1961, and listen to a great collection of Bing's love songs selected by American Masters.

Dec 5th, 2014 | 0 comments
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