American Masters

  • 1986
  • TV Show
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An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Ball, Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish and Leonard Bernstein (among others) won Emmys, and a study of the Algonquin...

Season 21, Episode 1 Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

First Aired: May 2, 2007

Season 20 opens with the stellar “Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built,” a profile of Ahmet Ertegun (1923-2006), the son of a Turkish diplomat. Ertegun's love of American black music led him to found Atlantic Records in 1947. Included: archival footage, plus comments from Ertegun and many of the label's legendary alumni, including Solomon Burke; Eric Clapton; Mick Jagger; Ben E. King; Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Bette Midler (who also narrates); and Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)

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