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American Masters

American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

With the four-part Artists Flight series, American Masters explores the lives of iconic visual artists Eva Hesse, Elizabeth Murray, Andrew Wyeth and Jean-Michel Basquiat.


Season 33
Episode 4
Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of feminist...
Season 33
Episode 3
Explore the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of...
Season 33
Episode 2
The first major film documentary to examine Sammy Davis, Jr.'s vast talent and his...
Season 33
Episode 1
Meet James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist behind the double helix as he...


Discover insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life.