American Masters

Season 2016 Overview

Preview: Season 29 | 30s

The 30th anniversary season of American Masters kicks off with the profile of one of America’s late, great directors Mike Nichols followed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin Documentary; rock legend Fats Domino; and the remarkable story of Maya Angelou -- iconic writer, poet, actress and activist. More films to be announced.

Aired: 01/29/16

Rating: NR

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Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James …

A front row seat to the creative process


A front row seat to the creative process

How do today’s masters create their art? Each week an artist reveals how they brought one of their iconic works to life. Hear from artists across disciplines, like filmmakers Errol Morris and M. Night Shyamalan, poet Jericho Brown, musician Kim Gordon, and more on our podcast "American Masters: Creative Spark."