November 5th, 2012
Woody Guthrie
Trailer: Woody Guthrie: Aint't Got No Home

It’s the life and times of the hard traveling music-man Woody Guthrie on American Masters in a national encore broadcast Tuesday, November 13, 2012, on PBS (check local listings). All in honor of the centennial of Guthrie’s birth and in concert with the premiere of Ken Burns’ two-part documentary The Dust Bowl.

  • Amelia

    Woody is a legend and a hero of America. I was born in Oklahoma, and eagerly await the Woody Fest in Okemah ever year. We now have an area calld “The Guthrie Green” in Tulsa named after him. I have eagerly awaited this ever since I first heard about it on PBS. I am sitting next to a poster of Woody’s New Years Rulins he made. His son Arlo is a wonderful man who has carried on his work. We need Woody now more than ever in these tryng times. Thank you for your great work and may your songs and poems live on forever.

  • elayne anderson

    Could you please tell me who narrated this wonderful ocumentary? This should be
    showed to everyone under 30 years old! They need to know what compassionate
    thoughts and action are all about.

    Kindest regards,

    Elayne Anderson

  • Jorge Arévalo Mateus

    I must say, a very nicely produced piece, although the demise of the man was rather milked for dramatic effect.

    Nevertheless, two aspects should have been given greater emphasis: (1) WHY Guthrie is the enduring paradigm of American protest singer-songwriter, which speaks to the present revival and relevance, and (2) HOW the Guthrie mythology is now institutionally embedded as a cultural artifact, which reveals not just the celebratory but the cooptation of the man’s creative genius.


  • Tim

    I just watched Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home. I thank you for airing excellent programming.
    I was unavoidably distracted for a 3 minutes in the middle. Did I miss a mention of Arlo
    Guthrie, his son? Again, I am very thankful for the airing of such an important biography
    of an American treasure. Just wondering if a fruitful progeny was overlooked. If Arlo was
    unwilling at points in his life to talk about Woody, I think his birth is of the same import as
    Woody’s other children that were mentioned. Am I off base?

  • Yerda Yearsley

    The story of Woody Guthrie’s life and work…incredible, beautiful, bittersweet and moving, thank you PBS

  • Karen

    Why did the biopic leave out his third marriage?


    A brillant man.

  • Karen

    Thank you for this wonderful story. American Masters is awe inspiring. I am so grateful to you for your honest and straight forward programming (without political slant!!!). Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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