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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Season 31, Episode 4 James Beard: American Masters

First Aired: May 19, 2017

A profile of cookbook author, journalist, TV celebrity and teacher James Beard (1903-85), who helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today.

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