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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Hedy Lamarr never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. However, in 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Lamarr speaking on the record about her incredible life, finally giving her the chance to tell her own story.
Premiered: 5/18/2018
Streaming until: 4/1/2021
S32 Ep1
Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
Explore the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry. Narrated by actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson and featuring the voice of Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose as Hansberry.
Premiered: 1/19/2018
S31 Ep10
This Is Bob Hope...
This Is Bob Hope...
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: 12/29/2017
S31 Ep8
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Discover the real story of the notorious author, starring Denis O’Hare as Edgar Allan Poe. This new documentary explores the misrepresentations of Poe and reveals how he tapped into what it means to be human in a modern and sometimes frightening world. Narrated by Kathleen Turner.
Premiered: 10/30/2017
S31 Ep7
Tyrus
Tyrus
Until his death at the age of 106, Tyrus Wong was America’s oldest living Chinese American artist and one of the last remaining artists from the golden age of Disney animation. The quiet beauty of his Eastern-influenced paintings had a pioneering impact on American art and popular culture.
Premiered: 9/8/2017
S31 Ep6
Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny
Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater is all these things and more, a poster boy for the fiercely independent style of filmmaking that emerged out of Austin, Texas in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Premiered: 9/1/2017
S32 Ep2
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. And yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory.
Premiered: 8/16/2017
S31 Ep5
Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft
Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft
Get to know some of America's most iconic chefs through American Masters' Chefs Flight: four documentaries on iconic chefs James Beard, Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Alice Waters. The films will be broadcasting throughout the month of May.
Premiered: 5/26/2017
S17 Ep4
Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution
Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution
Alice Waters shares her Inspiring Woman: Michelle Obama. During her time in the White House, Mrs. Obama planted a vegetable garden on the White House lawn and championed healthy eating initiatives. Share your story at pbs.org/InspiringWoman or using #InspiringWomanPBS.
Premiered: 3/19/2003
Streaming until: 4/30/2021
S31 Ep4
James Beard: America's First Foodie
Get to know some of America's most iconic chefs through American Masters' Chefs Flight: four documentaries on iconic chefs James Beard, Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Alice Waters. The films will be broadcasting throughout the month of May.
Premiered: 5/19/2017
S18 Ep8
Julia! America's Favorite Chef
Julia! America's Favorite Chef
Get to know some of America's most iconic chefs through American Masters' Chefs Flight: four documentaries on iconic chefs James Beard, Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Alice Waters. The films will be broadcasting throughout the month of May.
Premiered: 8/18/2004
S31 Ep3
Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart‐wrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her music and her life, she set a standard of authenticity towards which artists still strive. After years of hard work to overcome industry gender biases and her own personal hardships and professional missteps, she achieved success, only to have it punctured by uncanny premonitions and her untimely death at age 30.
Premiered: 3/4/2017
S31 Ep2
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.
Premiered: 2/21/2017
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Inspiring Women
Inspiring Women
Six innovators tell their own stories and explain how they’re changing their respective industries: podcast host Tracy Clayton, Chef Angie Mar, JavaScript developer Sara Chipps, web-cam performance artist Molly Soda, entrepreneur Rakia Reynolds, and visual artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.
Premiered: 1/7/2017
S31 Ep1
By Sidney Lumet
By Sidney Lumet
Journey through the life’s work of the socially conscious director of “Serpico,” “12 Angry Men” and “Network” in a never-before-seen interview. With candor, humor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being..
Premiered: 1/3/2017