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 19, Episode 8 Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea

First Aired: September 14, 2005

“Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea,” an atmospheric profile of the literary icon (1899-1961), features readings of his works (by Kate Burton) and letters (James Naughton). Also: interviews with Hemingway's son Patrick, daughter-in-law Valerie and sister Carol Hemingway Gardner; and biographer A.E. Hotchner. Written and directed by DeWitt Sage, a Peabody winner for his 2001 “American Masters” biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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