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S37 Ep1
Roberta Flack
American Masters: Roberta Flack follows the piano prodigy and one-time school teacher, from her start in a Washington, D.C. piano lounge through her skyrocketing into superstardom and becoming one of the most influential singers in American music history.
Premieres: 1/24/2023
S36 Ep8
Groucho & Cavett
Groucho Marx and Dick Cavett
Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx. Their relationship is chronicled through interviews with Cavett, archival footage and interviews with George Burns and others.
Premieres: 12/27/2022 at 8pm
S37 Ep2
Tony – A Year in the Life of Dr. Anthony Fauci
American Masters: Tony – A Year in the Life of Dr. Anthony Fauci follows Dr. Fauci across fourteen months, showing a rarely seen side of this passionate scientist, husband, father and public servant as he battles a devastating pandemic while confronting a political onslaught that calls into question his 50-year career as this country’s leading advocate for public health.
Premiered: 7/27/2022
S36 Ep5
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
Explore the life and career of the singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys. The film traces the legendary performer’s journey of reflection on a drive through Los Angeles with his longtime friend and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine.
Premiered: 6/14/2022
S4 Ep4
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
An encore of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (original broadcast August 14, 1989) is scheduled for Friday, August 23 at 9pm on PBS in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (8/28/1963). This broadcast also coincides with the 25th anniversary of James Baldwin’s death (12/1/1987) and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (1/1/1863).
Premiered: 8/23/2013
S36 Ep4
Joe Papp in Five Acts
Joe Papp
Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park and producer of groundbreaking plays like "Hair," "A Chorus Line" and "for colored girls," created a 'theater of inclusion' based on the belief that great art is for everyone.
Premiered: 6/3/2022
S36 Ep3
Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha
Narrated by Jason Momoa, discover the inspiring story and considerable impact of five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku. He shattered swimming records and globalized surfing while overcoming racism in a lifetime of personal challenges.
Premiered: 5/10/2022
S36 Ep2
Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands
Discover an international singer who captivated royalty in Europe and defied the conscience of 1939 America. Watch rare archival footage and hear audio recordings exploring her life and career from the Metropolitan Opera to the State Department.
S36 Ep1
Ailey
Discover the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey whose dances center on the Black American experience with grace, strength and beauty. Featuring previously unheard audio interviews with Ailey, interviews with those close to him and an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today.
Premiered: 1/11/2022
S35 Ep11
Becoming Helen Keller
Revisit the complex life and legacy of the author, advocate and human rights pioneer. Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, used her celebrity and wit to champion rights for women, people with disabilities and people living in poverty.
Premiered: 10/19/2021
S35 Ep10
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today.
S33 Ep2
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
The first major film documentary to examine Sammy Davis, Jr.'s vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th century America.
Premiered: 2/19/2019
Streaming until: 9/30/2022
S35 Ep9
Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away
Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with Carlos Santana and more.
Premiered: 7/27/2021
S35 Ep8
Ballerina Boys
Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy. With every step they poke fun at their strictly gendered art form.
Premiered: 6/4/2021
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