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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 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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Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk Of Lightning Trailer
00:29 — Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, including the haunting "Migrant Mother," Dorothea Lange bore witness as young America matured (more…)
Billie Jean King Trailer
00:59 — The series' first profile of a sports figure commemorates the 40th anniversaries of the famous Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs battle of the sexes tennis (more…)
Bing Crosby Rediscovered Trailer
01:56 — Bing Crosby was, without a doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the twentieth century, pulling audiences in w (more…)

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Tue Feb 21 8:00pm
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - American MastersNew(Season 31, Episode 2) PBS

A profile of Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), a poet, singer, dancer and civil-rights activist perhaps best known for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," her autobiography. The documentary explores her early years in the Depression-era South; her career as a c (more…)

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Wed Feb 22 4:00am
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - American Masters(Season 31, Episode 2) PBS

A profile of Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), a poet, singer, dancer and civil-rights activist perhaps best known for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," her autobiography. The documentary explores her early years in the Depression-era South; her career as a c (more…)

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Thu Feb 23 4:00am
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - American Masters(Season 31, Episode 2) PBS

A profile of Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), a poet, singer, dancer and civil-rights activist perhaps best known for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," her autobiography. The documentary explores her early years in the Depression-era South; her career as a c (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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