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Philip Glass - GLASS: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Allowed unprecedented access to Philip Glass' working process, filmmaker Scott Hicks gives us a singular revelation into the life of the composer.

Mar 4th, 2009 | 47 comments

Philip Johnson - About Philip Johnson

A major American architectural mind of the 20th-century, Johnson has played a huge role in both understanding and creating the urban skylines of the country.

Jan 7th, 2003 | 3 comments

Placido Domingo - About Placido Domingo

American Master explores the strong tenor voice of Plácido Domingo, the most beloved and listened to opera singers of the 20th- century.

Dec 2nd, 2002 | 3 comments

Preston Sturges - About Preston Sturges

Considered the father of the screwball comedy, Preston Sturges was recognized as one of the great early writers in Hollywood.

Oct 8th, 1997 | 1 comment

Quincy Jones - The Story of an American Musician

An African American musician, entrepreneur, handsome ladies' man, and American dreamer-has become one of the realm's grand princes, a monarch of all he surveys.

Jun 22nd, 2005 | 6 comments

R. Buckminster Fuller - About R. Buckminster Fuller

American Masters pays tribute to a man who was known as a designer, architect, poet, educator, engineer, philosopher, environmentalist, and humanitarian.

Dec 12th, 2001 | 6 comments

Ralph Ellison - An American Journey

In writing INVISIBLE MAN in the late 1940s, Ralph Ellison brought onto the scene a new kind of black protagonist, one at odds with the characters of the leading black novelist at the time, Richard Wright.

Aug 24th, 2005 | 14 comments

Ray Charles - About Ray Charles

With perfect pitch and an expressive voice, he combines worlds as diverse as jazz, country, rhythm and blues, and gospel to break your heart or make you dance.

May 17th, 2006 | 34 comments

Richard Avedon - About the Photographer

Richard Avedon's stark imagery and brilliant insight into his subjects' characters made him one of the premier American portrait photographers.

Sep 11th, 2005 | 38 comments

Richard Rodgers - About Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre of his day were extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary.

Feb 1st, 1999 | 9 comments
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