September 16th, 2013
American Masters wins two Emmys, including best documentary series


American Masters brought home two trophies from the 2013 Creative Arts Emmys. The show won top honors for best documentary or nonfiction series. Robert Trachtenberg also won Nonfiction honors in directing for Mel Brooks: Make a Noise.

Watch Trachtenberg’s Mel Brooks: Make a Noise along with the rest of the award winning season from American Masters below.

Outstanding Documentary / Nonfiction Series

American Masters

Susan Lacy Executive Producer
Prudence Glass Series Producer
Julie Sacks Supervising Producer
Jessica Levin Producer

American Masters: Mel Brooks: Make A Noise

A comedy giant of our time, this larger-than-life, loud-mouthed little man has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer during his 60-years in show business.

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming | Robert Trachtenberg

American Masters: Inventing David Geffen

Notoriously camera-shy, the Hollywood mogul turned philanthropist leads us through the major artistic and popular cultural explosions of the past 40 years, revealing his influence.

American Masters: Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

The innovative troupe grew from 6 dancers touring the States in a beat up station wagon in 1956 to prominence on the world stage, boldly challenging and changing the face of dance.

American Masters: Philip Roth Unmasked

Often referred to as the greatest living American writer, he practically invented the factual-fictional autobiographical novel, elevating Newark, NJ to a literary destination.

American Masters: The Day Carl Sandburg Died

For much of the 20th century, this son of the Heartland was the people’s poet, spokesman for the American experience. His legacy, faded after his 1967 death, is now in resurgence.

American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made. She could play the guitar like nobody else… nobody. Discover the life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe. During the 1940s-60s, Tharpe introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of rock ’n’ roll, inspiring some of its greatest stars, including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard.


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