Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Phil Rosenthal Discusses Norman Lear’s Impact

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. In this excerpt, writer and producer Phil Rosenthal shares how impactful Lear’s work was, especially through the narratives of “All In the Family.”

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You


Norman Lear has enjoyed a long career in television and film, and as a political and social activist and philanthropist.

The Highwaymen: Friends Till The End

Excerpt from Live: American Outlaws CD Liner Notes

by Mikal Gilmore There is a moment around midway through this set’s Nassau concert that focuses the group’s fellowship: Kristofferson, Cash, Jennings and Nelson take turns at Kristofferson’s “The Pilgrim: Chapter 33.” The song is similar to “Sunday Morning Coming Down” — another look at a man who is “Never knowin’ if believin’ is a […]

Harper Lee: American Masters

Go Set a Watchman: Read First Chapter

Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman on American Masters. Harper Lee’s second novel to be published was released July 14, 2015.

Harper Lee: American Masters

Harper Lee By the Numbers: The Writer and Her Novels

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee is published today. It is her second novel to reach readers’ hands and its discovery and plot has been hotly debated in advance. Here are the important facts about Harper Lee and her two novels.

Harper Lee: American Masters

Six Degrees of Harper Lee

Author Harper Lee satisfied generations of readers with just one novel: To Kill A Mockingbird (1960). We’ll be reunited with the same beloved characters on July 14, 2015, when Go Set a Watchman, the novel she wrote first, is finally published. In the spirit of connections to the past, American Masters looks into its vault to […]