September 9th, 2011
Pearl Jam Twenty
Preview Clip: Come Together

This exclusive excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty reveals how the seminal Seattle band formed and features “Footsteps” from the original “Momma-Son” demo tape Eddie Vedder sent Stone Gossard as his audition for the band. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival. For additional information about Pearl Jam Twenty, such as sound track, theatrical release, and book information, visit

  • Wendy

    This looks awesome! Can’t wait to see the whole film. Thanks so much for airing this on PBS.

  • Labmonk-e

    …This band represents so much more than music. They are a band with a conscience. I can’t wait to see their story unfold, as told by one of my favorite directors: Cameron Crowe.

    Thanks Pearl Jam for 20 years of relevant, thought-provoking music. I’ve many great friends –including my beautiful wife, because your music brought us all together in some way or another.
    Keep on Rocking in the free world.

    Thanks PBS for making this available to all!

  • TimmyC

    Pearl Jam: Proof positive that a dedicated group of uber-talented folks can still make great art in what has become a rather anemic American rock scene. I’ve been listening to them since my older brother brought home “Ten”–I was eleven. Really glad this on PBS, as I live in a city where it will mostly likely never be show in a theater.

    P.S. If you’re reading this now and you have a garage and some good friends, start a band.

  • Jamie

    PBS… you are so unbelievably cool for airing this.

  • afsnj

    Yes to all the above. I will add though, that, watching now, the program appears a bit skewed. Is what presented the PJ of the early 90s or what history has taught us? The pivotal album Ten is a highly produced and polished piece of work. Was this NOT PJ at the time? Oh, and did PBS simply forget to include Alive in its chronology? Or, are we rewriting history? BTW, the very commercial remastered release is wonderful! I wonder if PJ is donating the procedes?

  • Avery G.

    Of all the nights, and all the bands, for me to be sure not to miss, this was the one. And I missed it…all but the last 7 minutes. I’m devastated. Had to watch them on Austin City Limits afterwards or I’d have gone insane. I’ve been around since The Beatles, saw all the “greats” in person (Joplin, Hendrix, etc.), but this band…. This band is phenomenal, uber-important, and has incredible impact. Dang, please tell me you’re going to air this program again!!! PLEASE!!!

  • Colleen

    We missed the broadcast and can’t see anywhere that it is schedule for rebroadcast. Is it possible that it will be shown again?

  • Anna

    I saw and recorded the program and it was only recently erased by accident. It was amazing. The DVD can be purchased; I bought the soundtrack so I can still listen to the songs that were featured – many!! Worth it.


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