A Vision of Empire: Henry Luce And Time Life’s America


Balanchine – Master of The Dance

Filmmaker Interview – Merrill Brockway

AMERICAN MASTERS Online spoke with BALANCHINE I & II director Merrill Brockway. AMERICAN MASTERS: You directed many of the early “Dance in America” films for PBS, including several works by Balanchine. MERRILL BROCKWAY: The difference with “Dance in America” was that we wanted the participation of the choreographers. Balanchine had been used to people just […]

Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval

Filmmaker Interview – Susan Lacy

Rod Serling earned a reputation as a creative force and a writer with a social conscience well before he launched The Twilight Zone. But it is for that immortal chapter in television history that he will continue to be most remembered. In the first comprehensive television biography of Serling, producer-director Susan Lacy sought to evoke […]

The Education of Gore Vidal

Filmmaker Interview – Producer Matt Kapp and Director Deborah Dickson

American Masters presents a conversation between VIDAL producer Matt Kapp and director Deborah Dickson. Matt Kapp: How did Gore interact with the camera during the course of production? Deborah Dickson: Frankly, Gore loves being filmed. After all, his childhood hero was Mickey Rooney and he has always harbored a passion to be a movie star. […]