Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center (Warren, Mich.), Saarinen also designed modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. His sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture.
A fresh look at the life of a singular pianist and poet who made an international impact with his music and recordings.
LENNONYC is a look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s.
Martin Scorsese pays tribute to the life and work of film director Elia Kazan. Composed of clips, stills, readings from Kazan’s autobiography and his speech on directing, a videotaped interview done late in Kazan’s life, and Scorsese’s commentary, the film looks at the life of art and its creation,
American Masters' bilingual film, Cachao: Uno Mas, features the Grammy-winning bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez, who died in March 2008, almost 90-years old. A maestro of legendary status and ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, he had made his home in the United States for the past four decades.
American Masters' documentary about the country music legend Merle Haggard, often called "the poet of the common man," features interviews with comrades and fellow musicians including Robert Duvall, John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, Keith Richards, Tanya Tucker, and Dwight Yoakam. The people with whom he was raised - his juvenile delinquency and incarcerations - still inform his creativity.