American Masters

  • 1986
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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...

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First Aired: April 12, 2000

Isaac Stern discusses his life in this upbeat profile of the good-natured octogenarian violinist. Meryl Streep narrates the hour, which combines clips of Stern in performance (in one, he's seen easily outfiddling Jack Benny), with high praise from colleagues, including conductor Zubin Mehta, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinists Pinchas Zuckerman, Sarah Chang and Itzhak Perlman, and flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, as well as Henry Kissinger and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.

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  • 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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