American Masters

Trailer: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Preview: 02/22/2013 | 1m 36s

Discover the life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Aired: 02/22/13

Rating: NR

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Support for American Masters is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AARP, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Rosalind P. Walter Foundation, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Judith & Burton …

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A front row seat to the creative process

How do today’s masters create their art? Each episode an artist reveals how they brought one of their iconic works to life. Hear from artists across disciplines, like singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, filmmaker John Waters, actor John David Washington, and more on our podcast "American Masters: Creative Spark."

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