Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Called "the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived," this 2010 Oscar-winning best actor embodies traits far beyond brilliance as an actor. He is an exceptional musician, a photographer, an occasional vintner and a storyteller.

Premiered January 12, 2011

A Letter to Elia / Reflecting on Kazan

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,

Premiered October 4, 2010

Cachao: Uno Más

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.

Premiered September 20, 2010

Merle Haggard: Learning to Live With Myself

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.

Premiered July 21, 2010