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...

Season 29, Episode 7 The Women's List: American Masters

First Aired: September 25, 2015

Fifteen women who have created and defined contemporary American culture are spotlighted, including Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Laurie Anderson, Sara Blakely, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Elizabeth Holmes, Betsey Johnson and Alicia Keys. Also: Aimee Mullins; Nancy Pelosi; Rosie Perez; Shonda Rhimes; Wendy Williams; and Nia Wordlaw. The women reflect on their experiences, including overcoming discrimination and other challenges. The documentary features an introduction by Toni Morrison.

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