The broadcast features Amy Berg's never-before-seen extended film cut with additional archival performance footage and new interviews with Janice Joplin’s sister Laura Joplin and musicians influenced by Janis: Alecia Moore (a.k.a. Pink), Juliette Lewis, Melissa Etheridge and the film’s narrator, Chan Marshall, who is best known as indie rock star Cat Power.
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.
A documentary that traces the roots of Jim Morrison's iconic rock group and their live and studio performances.
I.M. Pei: Building China Modern captures Pei as he forges an architectural language that brings together Western modernity and Eastern tradition into a current synthesis. After decades of living in the U.S. and unprecedented international acclaim, Pei returns as a foreigner to his birth country to give a new direction for Chinese architecture in which history can live in the midst of change.