5 Highlights from Rosie O’Donnell’s “At Home” Broadway Fundraiser

5 Highlights from Rosie O’Donnell’s “At Home” Broadway Fundraiser

Last night, Rosie O’Donnell hosted a one-night-only event on YouTube featuring Broadway performers at home in order to raise money for The Actors Fund, an organization that is providing emergency financial assistance to entertainment industry professionals impacted by closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. The event reportedly raised $500,000 for the fund, including $100,000 from […]

Educational Tools About Some of America’s Greatest Writers Available Now

Educational Tools About Some of America’s Greatest Writers Available Now

PBS Learning Media is an online platform that provides educators and students with various resources to supplement the learning experience. This includes lesson plans, classroom tools, original videos and more to optimize digital learning. With students now at home for the remainder of the school year, digital learning has never been more important. PBS Learning […]

5 Full-Length Performances Featuring American Masters You Can Stream Now

5 Full-Length Performances Featuring American Masters You Can Stream Now

Public television is full of performances that you can watch right now. Here are six highlights featuring or celebrating accomplished American artists including conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, violinist Itzhak Perlman, composer Philip Glass, the Cleveland Orchestra, and even a play by writer Edgar Allan Poe in a radio-style adaption! These videos come from our […]

Rosalind P. Walter Played “An Enormous Role in Chronicling American Culture”

Rosalind P. Walter Played “An Enormous Role in Chronicling American Culture”

Longtime supporter of American Masters Rosalind P. Walter passed away on Wednesday, March 4.  For more than 30 years, Rosalind had been a remarkable ambassador and advocate for American Masters, and the most generous individual supporter of WNET in its history. In addition to launching American Masters, Rosalind gave extraordinary support to countless programs including […]

James Beard Foundation to Honor Historian of African Diaspora’s Foodways

James Beard Foundation to Honor Historian of African Diaspora’s Foodways

The James Beard Foundation announced today that culinary historian and author Jessica B. Harris, whose work focuses on food culture within the African diaspora, will be the recipient of its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.  In her almost five decades as a writer, Harris has written, edited and translated eighteen books, twelve of which document the foodways of the African Diaspora – a field in […]

What’s Streaming in March

What’s Streaming in March

American Masters celebrates Women’s History Month with documentaries on Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell, maverick painter Elizabeth Murray, and singer-songwriter Holly Near.   Plus, in honor of the Women’s Vote Centennial we’ve launched Unladylike2020 – a multimedia series profiling extraordinary unsung women.   Enjoy these selections, now streaming for a limited time, below and on the PBS Video app.  Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray This intimate portrait of painter and printmaker […]