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American Masters

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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Bing Crosby

The Biz: American Masters Rediscovers Bing Crosby

Whenever director Robert Trachtenberg tells people he's made a film about Bing Crosby, he says, "The overwhelming response is, 'He's the guy who hit his kids.'" The actor-crooner's Daddy Dearest image was shaped by the 1983 tell-all memoir from son G… Read more

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Fri Sep 4 9:00pm
AltheaNew(Season 30, Episode 1) PBS

A profile of tennis great Althea Gibson (1927-2003), the first African-American athlete to win at Wimbledon (1957 and '58) and the U.S. Nationals (1957 and '58). It was not an easy path, however. Despite winning numerous titles, she made little money; Gran (more…)

Fri Sep 4 10:30pm
Billie Jean King(Season 27, Episode 4) PBS

A profile of Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam tennis titles; helped form a precursor to the WTA Tour; founded the Women's Sports Foundation and Women's Sports magazine; cofounded World TeamTennis; and defeated Bobby Riggs at a much-ballyhooed "Battl (more…)

Sat Sep 5 2:00am
Althea(Season 30, Episode 1) PBS

A profile of tennis great Althea Gibson (1927-2003), the first African-American athlete to win at Wimbledon (1957 and '58) and the U.S. Nationals (1957 and '58). It was not an easy path, however. Despite winning numerous titles, she made little money; Gran (more…)

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NCIS: New Orleans
New Season Reviews: NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest

If you had a successful recipe for beignets, would you mess with it? Same rule applies for CBS's NCI…

George Plimpton
The Biz: American Masters Explores the Life of George Plimpton

Author George Plimpton was making reality television long before anyone used the term. Plimpton's ex…

Billie Jean King
The Tuesday Playlist: Billie Jean King, Sons of Anarchy, Dance Finale

For nearly 30 years, PBS's great American Masters series has profiled overachievers in the arts and…

Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga
The Monday Playlist: Mel Brooks on Masters, Finales (Rectify, Bates Motel), Motive

At 86, Mel Brooks is still the life of the party, a consummate ham and peerless joke-spinning storyt…

Jamila Thompson
The Tuesday Playlist: That's a Wrap For Voice Blind Auditions, Cougar Town

The curtain comes down on the best part of TV's hottest singing competition, as the "blind auditions…

David Geffen
The Biz: King David: Inside the Life of a Showbiz Giant

Entertainment mogul David Geffen was pleased that the prestigious PBS documentary series American Ma…

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