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…)
August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand Trailer
00:32 — Explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 October 2, 2005), the man some call America's Shakespeare, from his roots as a (more…)
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' - Director's Cut
1:30:23 — Hear My Train A Comin , directed by Bob Smeaton, traces the legendary guitarist s remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, thro (more…)
Going to College on a Segregated Bus
01:26 — In this web exclusive video, Alice Walker talks about how her father loved education and read everything he could find, even though he was only educat (more…)
American Master Mel Brooks on Friend and Mentor Sid Caesar
01:35 — Comedic legend Sid Caesar passed away February 12, 2014, at the age of 91. Caesar was a friend and mentor to Mel Brooks and the two worked together t (more…)
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love - Preview
00:30 — Remember composer, conductor & PEGOT winner Marvin Hamlisch. With new interviews with family, Barbra Streisand, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Chris (more…)
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
1:23:11 — The Way We Were, Nobody Does It Better and scores for 'The Sting,' 'Sophie s Choice' and the Broadway hit 'A Chorus Line' made Marvin Hamlisch the (more…)
Trailer: Billie Jean King
02:00 — For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure, Billie Jean King: a deliberate woman who has been a major force in changing, and democr (more…)
Marvin Hamlisch, a Mensch
10:04 — The great composer Marvin Hamlisch is a mensch, a Yiddish term for a person of integrity and honor. He offered his genuine concern, time, and problem- (more…)
James Baldwin: Writer, Teacher, Preacher
00:54 — Words -- both written and spoken -- were James Baldwin's greatest gift to America and to people of all races all over the world. He knew how to elect (more…)
A Fierce Green Fire - Full Film
54:21 — American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of activism. Chronicling t (more…)
Gloria Steinem on Alice Walker, Her Friend
00:44 — 'It's not possible to separate Alice from her work,' says writer and feminist Gloria Steinem. 'Of anyone I've ever known or could possibly imagine, sh (more…)
Billie Jean King
1:23:11 — For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure, Billie Jean King: a deliberate woman who has been a major force in changing, and democr (more…)
Marvin Hamlisch, The Performer
01:20 — The composer Marvin Hamlisch was an entertaining performer with a great sense of humor, drawing comparisons to Victor Borge.
Writing "The Way We Were"
01:20 — Hamlisch reveals what inspired the opening notes to 'The Way We Were' and his collaborators, the lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, describe the unc (more…)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
01:24 — See promotional footage of The Jimi Hendrix Experience --- Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding --- and hear commentary from their recording (more…)
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself - Trailer
02:08 — Co-founder of The Paris Review, George Plimpton (1927 2003) was a fascinated and fascinating journalist who lived fully, strangely and incredibly. Wit (more…)
George Plimpton's Famous April Fool's Day Joke
03:11 — For the April 1, 1985, issue of Sports Illustrated, George Plimpton profiled Sidd Finch, an incredible rookie baseball pitcher for The New York Mets. (more…)
Janie Hendrix Interview
02:59 — In this outtake interview from Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin', Janie Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix's sister, fondly recalls her shy but playful older br (more…)
Alice Walker Shines Light on Zora Neale Hurston
02:29 — Zora Neale Hurston's embrace of black culture and language was an inspiration to Alice Walker. 'I realized that unless I came out with everything I ha (more…)
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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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