These 4 masters found success and fame later in life

These 4 masters found success and fame later in life

By Liz Fields Prodigies and whiz kids may get a lot of attention in our society, but equally important and inspiring are those who persevere to master their crafts and earn great success later in life. Here are four women who, through their tenacity and discipline, earned a place among America’s cultural icons well into […]

6 American Masters who won the most coveted title in American entertainment

6 American Masters who won the most coveted title in American entertainment

By Liz Fields The EGOT is perhaps the most coveted title in American entertainment. Only 16 people in history have received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. It’s the ultimate achievement for artists who have the ability to traverse different mediums and modes of storytelling — whether it be acting, directing, dancing, singing, composing or […]

The WNET Group’s American Masters Pictures Brings Documentaries on Rita Moreno, Amy Tan, Alvin Ailey and Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio to 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The WNET Group’s American Masters Pictures Brings Documentaries on Rita Moreno, Amy Tan, Alvin Ailey and Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio to 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Features world premieres of “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It,” “Ailey” and “Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir” NEW YORK, January 13, 2021 — Three American Masters Pictures documentaries will world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 28 – February 3: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided […]

The 8 best entries from our Laura Ingalls Wilder #ShareYourShelfieContest

The 8 best entries from our Laura Ingalls Wilder #ShareYourShelfieContest

In celebration of the upcoming film Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page, American Masters hosted a #ShareYourShelfieContest on social media! Entrants were asked to post the most creative photo of their Laura Ingalls Wilder / “Little House on the Prairie” book and/or memorabilia collection for a chance to win an afghan from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum […]

Stream hundreds of never-before-seen interviews from our 34-year archive

Stream hundreds of never-before-seen interviews from our 34-year archive

Extended interviews with Maya Angelou, Patti Smith, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Matthew Broderick, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Audra McDonald and others are now available, with searchable transcripts American Masters has been on the air since 1986. For four decades, we’ve asked: who has changed America? We’ve aired hundreds of carefully crafted programs that illuminate the […]

Neil Young’s archive reveals much about an artist we thought we knew well.

Neil Young’s archive reveals much about an artist we <i>thought</i> we knew well.

By Tom Casciato There’s a short bit of film from 1970, famous among hardcore Neil Young fans, in which the then-25-year-old musician visits an L.A. record store only to find a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) bootleg album for sale. Bootlegs, of course, were those unauthorized LPs (and later CDs) featuring live performances by […]

Join the Laura Ingalls Wilder #ShareYourShelfieContest

Join the Laura Ingalls Wilder #ShareYourShelfieContest

  In celebration of the upcoming film Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page, American Masters is hosting a #ShareYourShelfieContest on social media! Entrants are asked to post their most creative photo of their Laura Ingalls Wilder/Little House on the Prairie book and/or memorabilia collection for a chance to win an afghan from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum […]