American Masters

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1986

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Profiles of figures in America’s arts and culture.

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1985– Franchise 36 Seasons

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Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys poses with a group of blonde women.
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‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Shows New Side of Beach Boys Legend

Brian Wilson’s Road Trip, J.Lo’s ‘Halftime,’ ‘Mayans’ Finale, ‘Dateline’ Heads to Peacock

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Jensen’s One of the ‘Boys,’ Remembering Joe Papp, Judy Garland’s 100th, ‘P-Valley’ Preview

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‘Waterman — Duke: Ambassador of Aloha’: What We Learned About Duke Kahanamoku

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Mother’s Day on ‘This Is Us,’ Father’s Day on ‘Resident,’ Hawaii’s Surfing Master, ‘Naomi’ Finale

Black History Month 2022 TV Round-Up, Cicely Tyson as Vivian in 'Bustin' Loose,' Jay Pharoah in 'Phat Tuesdays,' Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

Black History Month 2022: Your Complete TV & Streaming Guide

Only Murders in the Building - Steve Martin

‘Murders’ Finale, ABC’s ‘Queens’ and a New ‘Bachelorette,’ American Masters on Helen Keller

West Side Story - Rita Moreno, 1961
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Roush Review: ‘American Masters’ Salutes Rita Moreno, an EGOT for All Time

Women’s Gymnastics and More Olympics, Masterful Musicians on PBS, ‘Real Sports’ Plays Chess, Amateur Detectives Play ‘Citizen P.I.’

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Netflix’s ‘Sweet Tooth,’ Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story,’ A ‘Mythic’ Backstory and ‘Mosquito Coast’ Finale on Apple, Celebrating ‘Ballerina Boys’

‘Breeders’ Discusses Friendship, ‘All Rise’ Deals With a Tricky Case, ‘Bull’ Has a Difficult Client, Introspective Amy Tan Documentary

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Worth Watching: Netflix’s ‘Serpent,’ ‘Hysterical’ Female Comics, Tooting Doc Severinsen’s Horn

Laura Ingalls Wilder Prairie to Page
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PBS’s ‘American Masters’ Shares Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Story From ‘Prairie to Page’

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American Masters Examines How Walter Winchell Wielded ‘The Power of Gossip’

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‘Unladylike2020’ Highlights 5 Women Who Changed American Politics

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Worth Watching: Last Call for ‘Greenleaf,’ ‘Isolation Stories’ Filmed in Quarantine, Toni Morrison an ‘American Master’

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Toni Morrison Examines her Life and Works in ‘The Pieces I Am’ (VIDEO)

Mae West
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Roush Review: A Saucy Portrait of the Original ‘Dirty Blonde’

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Worth Watching: Remembering Miles Davis, Facing the Truth on ‘This Is Us,’ Pete Davidson on Netflix

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‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ Reveals the Man Behind the Jazz Legend

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‘Words From a Bear’ Looks at the Life of Pulitzer Prize Winner N. Scott Momaday

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PBS Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month With ‘Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage’ (VIDEO)

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Beloved Sci-Fi Author Profiled in American Masters’ ‘Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin’

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‘All Things Are Photographable’: A Revealing Portrait of Photographer Garry Winogrand

MARIN HINKLE, JOHN ROSS BOWIE, MINNIE DRIVER, MASON COOK, MICAH FOWLER, KYLA KENEDY, CEDRIC YARBROUGH

Worth Watching: Finales of ‘Boat’ and ‘Speechless,’ Something ‘Special’ on Netflix, Pulitzer Profiled on ‘American Masters’

Joseph Pulitzer

Discover the Man Behind the Prizes in PBS’ ‘Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People’

KYLA KENEDY, MICAH FOWLER

Worth Watching: Separation Anxiety on ‘Speechless,’ ‘Widow’ on Amazon, Holly Near an ‘American Master’

Ted Williams Dies

Ted Williams on ‘American Masters,’ Shark Week Goes Into the Abyss, ‘Bachelorette’ All Thai’d Up

GINNIFER GOODWIN, JOSH DALLAS, ROSE REYNOLDS, TIERA SKOVBYE, LANA PARRILLA, REBECCA MADER

A ‘Wicked’ Undercover Boss, a ‘Bombshell’ on PBS, Happily Ever After for ‘Once Upon a Time’

Film actress Hedy Lamarr (1914 - 2000) by the swimming pool of her Beverly Hills hotel, California, circa 1955. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

3 Things We Learn About Hollywood Icon Hedy Lamarr the PBS Doc ‘Bombshell’

Bob Hope with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in 'Road to Bali,' 1952

What’s On: Bob Hope on ‘American Masters,’ a new season of ‘Black Mirror,’ ‘SMILF’ finale, Mariah Carey and other New Year’s Eve TV highlights (Dave Chappelle!)

Bob Hope with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in 'Road to Bali,' 1952

New ‘American Masters’ Episode Thanks Bob Hope for the Memories

American Masters: Norman Lear - Just Another Version of You

What’s Worth Watching: Norman Lear, ‘This Is Us’, ‘Atlanta’ and more for Tuesday, October 25

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Norman Lear on His ‘American Masters’ Documentary and Making Politically Engaged TV

American Masters, Carole King

What’s Worth Watching: ‘Carol King’, ‘Love’, ‘Pet Talk’ and more for Friday, Feb. 19 & Saturday, Feb. 20

Mike Nichols

What’s Worth Watching: Mike Nichols, the SAG Awards, Zombie Houses and More TV for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30

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Norman Lear Still Hopeful on ‘One Day at a Time’ Remake

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What’s Worth Watching: PBS Gets Dance (Ballet) Fever

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What’s Worth Watching: American Masters’ Magic Act