Episodes

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S31 Ep10
This Is Bob Hope...
This Is Bob Hope...
Passport
Explore the entertainer’s life with unprecedented access to his personal archives including writings voiced by Billy Crystal, clips from his body of work, and interviews with Woody Allen, Margaret Cho, Conan O’Brien, Tom Selleck and Brooke Shields.
Premiered December 29, 2017
S34 Ep8
American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free
American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free
A documentary that tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American women entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process. Premieres winter 2021 on PBS.
S34 Ep7
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page
An unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling “Little House” series.
Premieres December 29, 2020
S34 Ep9
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
Explore the definitive story of international art sensation Keith Haring who blazed a trail through the art scene of ‘80s New York and revolutionized the worlds of pop culture and fine art. The film features previously unheard interviews with Haring.
Premieres December 4, 2020
S34 Ep6
Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is
Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is
Passport
Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist and composer. A National Medal of Arts recipient and longtime music director of the San Francisco Symphony, he helped set the standard that an American orchestra should champion modern American music.
S34 Ep5
Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip
Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip
Passport
Meet the newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television personality who pioneered the fast-paced, gossip driven, politically charged journalism that dominates today. At his peak, his audience reached 50 million: two-thirds of American adults.
S34 Ep10
In the Making
In the Making
In the Making, the new documentary shorts series from American Masters and Firelight Media, follows eight emerging cultural icons – creators who bring insight and originality to their craft – on their journeys to becoming masters of their artistic disciplines.
Premiered October 14, 2020
S24 Ep7
LENNONYC
LENNONYC
Passport
Following the breakup of the Beatles, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York City in 1971, where Lennon sought to escape the mayhem of the Beatles era and focus on his family and private life. American Masters' LENNONYC takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s.
Encored October 9, 2020
Premiered November 21, 2010
S35 Ep3
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.