American Masters

  • 1986
  • 18 Seasons
  • 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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At 86, Mel Brooks is still the life of the party, a consummate ham and peerless joke-spinning storyt…

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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…

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Thu Feb 21 3:00am
Sammy Davis, Jr.: American Masters(Season 33, Episode 2) PBS

The talented entertainer strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice.

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Fri Feb 22 9:00pm
Charley Pride: American Masters(Season 33, Episode 3) PBS

The life of Charley Pride sheds light on the complicated history of the American South and its music.

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Sat Feb 23 1:00am
Charley Pride: American Masters(Season 33, Episode 3) PBS

The life of Charley Pride sheds light on the complicated history of the American South and its music.

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