What’s Streaming in September

What’s Streaming in September

To complement the September 15 premiere of Ken Burns’s eight-part series, Country Music, we’re sharing a selection of our documentaries on musicians. Dive deeper into the rich history of the genre with Charley Pride: I’m Just Me and Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. Itzhak Perlman is revered by Charlie Daniels in the new series; catch the doc on […]

5 Essential Reads for American Masters Fans

5 Essential Reads for <i>American Masters</i> Fans

Toni Morrison via Wikimedia Commons Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are five articles and essays we enjoyed recently. […]

Where to Start with Ursula K. Le Guin According to American Masters Fans

Where to Start with Ursula K. Le Guin According to <i>American Masters</i> Fans

Few writers have impacted a genre more than Ursula K. Le Guin. Through her advocacy, and her impressive output – she published 21 novels, 11 volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, 12 children’s books, and six volumes of poetry – She helped bring science fiction into the literary mainstream. After watching American Masters […]

In Memoriam: Toni Morrison

In Memoriam: Toni Morrison

American Masters mourns the loss of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, she published 11 acclaimed novels that illuminated the experiences of black America and inspired generations of writers. She also received a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Medal of Distinguished […]

5 Essential Reads for American Masters Fans

5 Essential Reads for American Masters Fans

Louis Armstrong via Wikimedia Commons Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are five articles and essays we enjoyed recently. […]

What’s Streaming in August: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, Itzhak and Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

What’s Streaming in August: <i>Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin</i>, <i>Itzhak</i> and <i>Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future</i>

  Happy August, American Masters fans! This month, American Masters is proud to present Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future to celebrate the architectural giant’s birthday on August 20 and Itzhak to mark the remarkable violinist’s birthday on August 31. And, of course, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, as it recently premiered on August 2 on PBS, and is […]

In Memoriam: Harold Prince

In Memoriam: Harold Prince

In this 1997 interview outtake from American Masters – Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note, Hal Prince talks about the intense collaborative nature of the musical form. THIRTEEN will air an encore of Great Performances — Hal Prince: The Director’s Life this Friday, August 2 at 10 p.m. and is streaming until August 14th.

See Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool in Theaters This Summer

See <i>Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool</i> in Theaters This Summer

Film Opens at The Film Forum in NYC August 23 and The Landmark in LA August 30; Additional Markets to Follow Abramorama announced today a deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment to theatrically release Stanley Nelson’s much anticipated documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, which […]

American Masters Receives 75th Emmy Award Nomination

American Masters Receives 75th Emmy Award Nomination

On July 16, the Television Academy nominated American Masters for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.” This is the 75th Emmy nomination for American Masters. The series has won 28 Emmy Awards, including 10 for Outstanding Nonfiction Series and five for Outstanding Nonfiction Special. “PBS is America’s home for […]

5 Essential Culture Reads

5 Essential Culture Reads

Judy Garland via Wikimedia Commons Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are five articles and essays we enjoyed recently. […]