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Billie Jean King - Infographics: Billie Jean King Trading Cards

It's the life and times of Billie Jean King in a series of vintage trading cards from American Masters: collect them all!

Sep 8th, 2013 | 0 comments

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JD Salinger - Film: Salinger

Filmmaker Shane Salerno’s 10-year investigation culminates in the first work to get beyond The Catcher in the Rye author's impenetrable wall of privacy and seclusion. American Masters presents the exclusive, never-before-seen director’s cut of Salinger as the series’ 200th episode, featuring 15 minutes of new material. Salinger is an intricately structured mystery that reveals the author’s private world: how World War II influenced his life and work, his painstaking writing methods, his many relationships with young women, and the literary secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.

Sep 3rd, 2013 | 0 comments

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Billie Jean King - Film Excerpt: Bobby Riggs vs. Billie Jean King

The Battle of the Sexes: the story of when Bobby Riggs challenged Billie Jean King and the whole Women's Rights movement to a game of tennis in the 1970s.

Sep 3rd, 2013 | 0 comments

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Billie Jean King - Film Excerpt: Interview with Venus Williams

The story of how Venus Williams met Billie Jean King and how King influenced Williams.

Sep 3rd, 2013 | 0 comments

James Baldwin - Preview James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

An encore of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (original broadcast August 14, 1989) is scheduled for Friday, August 23 at 9pm on PBS in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (8/28/1963). This broadcast also coincides with the 25th anniversary of James Baldwin’s death (12/1/1987) and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (1/1/1863).

Sep 2nd, 2013 | 0 comments

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James Baldwin - Film Excerpt: Writer, Teacher, Preacher

Words -- both written and spoken -- were James Baldwin's greatest gift to America and to people of all races all over the world.

Aug 14th, 2013 | 0 comments

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James Baldwin - Film Excerpt: Civil Rights Highlights

Features highlights of Baldwin's deep involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, excerpted from the film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket.

Aug 14th, 2013 | 0 comments

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James Baldwin - AM Archive: 'Take This Hammer'

American Master James Baldwin meet with members of the African-American community in San Francisco in the early 1960s. "Take This Hammer" shows a Baldwin intent on discovering what he called, “the real situation of Negroes in the city, as opposed to the image San Francisco would like to present.”

Aug 13th, 2013 | 1 comment

James Baldwin - Film Synopsis

An emotional portrait, a social critique, and a passionate plea for human equality, James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket is now considered a classic. Without using narration, the film allows Baldwin to tell his own story: exploring what it means to be born black, impoverished, gay and gifted – in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.”

Aug 1st, 2013 | 0 comments
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