American Masters

American Masters - PBS

PBS

Franchise

1986

TVPG

Anthology

Documentary

Biography

Profiles of figures in America’s arts and culture.

Where to Stream

1985– Franchise 38 Seasons

Upcoming TV Airings

The airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times and dates can vary by TV provider.

Sunday, February 25

Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away

Season 35 • Episode 8

The career of blues guitarist Buddy Guy, a pioneer of Chicago's West Side sound.

Monday, February 26

Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away

Season 35 • Episode 8

The career of blues guitarist Buddy Guy, a pioneer of Chicago's West Side sound.

Monday, February 26

Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away

Season 35 • Episode 8

The career of blues guitarist Buddy Guy, a pioneer of Chicago's West Side sound.

Tuesday, February 27

Dr. Tony Fauci

Season 37 • Episode 2

Dr. Anthony Fauci reflects on his life and career as a public health advocate.

Thursday, February 29

Ailey

Season 36 • Episode 1

The life and career of choreographer Alvin Ailey, including interviews with those close to him.

Saturday, March 2

Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands

Season 36 • Episode 2

Exploring the life and legacy of singer Marian Anderson and the civil rights movement.

Sunday, March 3

Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands

Season 36 • Episode 2

Exploring the life and legacy of singer Marian Anderson and the civil rights movement.

Tuesday, March 5

Dr. Tony Fauci

Season 37 • Episode 2

Dr. Anthony Fauci reflects on his life and career as a public health advocate.

Wednesday, March 6

Becoming Helen Keller

Season 35 • Episode 10

The life of Helen Keller, including how she used her celebrity to advocate for human rights.

Thursday, March 7

Becoming Helen Keller

Season 35 • Episode 10

The life of Helen Keller, including how she used her celebrity to advocate for human rights.

Thursday, March 7

Becoming Helen Keller

Season 35 • Episode 10

The life of Helen Keller, including how she used her celebrity to advocate for human rights.

Saturday, March 9

Becoming Helen Keller

Season 35 • Episode 10

The life of Helen Keller, including how she used her celebrity to advocate for human rights.

Saturday, March 9

Becoming Helen Keller

Season 35 • Episode 10

The life of Helen Keller, including how she used her celebrity to advocate for human rights.

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

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

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