Music

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune

Interview: Christopher Hitchens

Before his untimely passing on December 15, 2011, author and journalist Christopher Hitchens sat for an interview for Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune, airing January 23 at 10 pm (check local listings). Hitchens offered his viewpoint on the music of Ochs, the United States involvement in Chile, how the modern documentaries have replaced folk […]

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune

About the Documentary

American Masters opens its 26th season with the revealing biography of a conflicted, truth-seeking troubadour who, with guitar in hand, stood up for what he believed in and challenged us all to do the same. Three-time Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kenneth Bowser examines one of American history’s most iconic folk music heroes and political agitators in Phil […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Preview Eddie Vedder’s Epic Stage Dives

In this excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty, the band reflects on Eddie Vedder’s penchant for taking stage diving to new heights, plus a montage of some his greatest and highest concert dives, including the 1992 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Preview Writing “Release”

This excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty features the band discussing songwriting in the early days and includes a performance of “Release” from Arena Di Verona, Italy – September 16, 2006. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Guitarist Mike McCready

Watch archival footage of Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready solo “Nothing As It Seems” on stage as Eddie Vedder sing his praises in the narration in this clip from Pearl Jam Twenty. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Eddie Vedder Smashes the Stage

Watch Eddie Vedder smash the stage and his microphone in this archival concert footage of one of Pearl Jam’s rowdier stage performances where set to the song “Leash” from Vs., the band’s second studio album. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Music Video: “Do The Evolution”

Check out Pearl Jam performing “Do the Evolution” from the Monkeywrench Radio Sessions in Seattle, 1998, shortly after the completion of their Yield album. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam Fandom: A Statistical Analysis

Dr. Greger Larson, evolutionary biologist by day and Pearl Jam enthusiast by night, provides a statistical analysis of Pearl Jam’s sets, including concert favorite “Corduroy” with a tease of Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive.” American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Writing “Daughter” on Tour

This excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty features Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder writing “Daughter” (originally called “Brother”) on Pearl Jam’s tour bus. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones discusses his creative process, the origins of the documentary Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, and how President Abraham Lincoln and related subject matter has inspired his work for Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) […]