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Every great cook secretly believes in the power of food. Alice Waters just believes this...

American Masters

AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.

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Every great cook secretly believes in the power of food. Alice Waters just believes this...
Jacques Pépin’s story is a tale even his legions of devoted fans may not be familiar with...
Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: cookbook author, journalist...
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and...
King tells her story in the new documentary American Masters – Carole King: Natural Woman...
Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who...
Ric Burns’ documentary on the 75-year history of the preeminent ballet company combines...
Unprecedented access to Wilson’s theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new...
Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929–2000) was a star ballerina with the New York City Ballet who...
American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire is the first big-picture exploration of the...
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" is the first film biography of writer and activist Alice...
Pete Seeger helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to...
The first sports figure ever featured by AMERICAN MASTERS, this was a very deliberate...
Margaret Mitchell was no ordinary writer. The one book she published in her lifetime -...
Explore the life of this pioneering jazz legend who charmed audiences with his bravado...
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune is a tribute to an unlikely American hero whose music is...
From 1941 to 1978, this husband-wife powerhouse brought unique talents to their...
American Masters continues its 25th anniversary season with Troubadours: Carole King /...
Called "the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived," this...
Following the breakup of the Beatles, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York City in...
The Grammy-winning bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez died in Coral Gables, Florida in March...
American Masters' documentary about the country music legend Merle Haggard, often called...


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Explore B.B. King's challenging life and career through candid interviews with the "King of the Blues," filmed shortly before his death, and fellow music stars, including Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer...