American Masters

  • 1986

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... More

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Season 28

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep7 American Masters: The Boomer List
Ep6 Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Ep5 Tanaquil LeClercq: Afternoon of a Faun
Ep4 Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Ep3 A Fierce Green Fire
Ep2 Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
Ep1 Salinger

Season 27

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep6 Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love
Ep5 Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin'
Ep4 Billie Jean King
Ep3 Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Ep2 Philip Roth: Unmasked
Ep1 Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Season 26

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep8 Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
Ep7 Inventing David Geffen: American Masters
Ep6 The Day Carl Sandburg Died
Ep5 Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
Ep4 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel
Ep3 Harper Lee: Hey, Boo
Ep2 Cab Calloway: Sketches
Ep1 Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune

Season 25

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep8 Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Ep7 Woody Allen: A Documentary
Ep6 Woody Allen: A Documentary
Ep5 Johnny Carson
Ep5 Bill T. Jones: A Good Man
Ep4 Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel
Ep4 Pearl Jam Twenty
Ep3 James Levine: America's Maestro
Ep2 John Muir in the New World
Ep1 Troubadours: Carole King, James Taylor and the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Season 24

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep8 Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides
Ep7 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Ep6 LENNONYC
Ep5 A Letter to Elia
Ep4 Cachao: Uno Mas
Ep3 Merle Haggard: Learning to Live With Myself
Ep2 The Doors: When You're Strange
Ep1 I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

Season 23

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep9 Sam Cooke: Crossing Over
Ep8 Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Ep7 Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound
Ep6 Trumbo
Ep5 Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes
Ep4 Neil Young: Don't Be Denied
Ep3 Hollywood Chinese
Ep2 Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
Ep1 Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

Season 22

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep9 You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story: The Big Tent (1980-Present)
Ep8 The Brothers Warner
Ep7 You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story: Woodstock Notions (1970-89)
Ep6 You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story: A New Reality (1950-70)
Ep5 You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story: Good War, Uneasy Peace (1935-50)
Ep4 You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story; You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet (1923-35)
Ep3 Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
Ep2 Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun
Ep1 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Season 21

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep8 Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character
Ep7 Good Ol' Charles Schulz
Ep6 Orozco: Man of Fire
Ep5 Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends
Ep4 John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature
Ep3 David Hockney: The Colors of Music
Ep2 Les Paul: Chasing Sound
Ep1 Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

Season 20

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep9 Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
Ep8 Sketches of Frank Gehry
Ep7 Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
Ep6 Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
Ep5 Walter Cronkite: Witness to History
Ep4 Marilyn Monroe: Still Life
Ep3 Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home
Ep2 The World of Nat King Cole
Ep1 John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend

Season 19

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep10 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Ep9 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Ep8 Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea
Ep7 Willa Cather: The Road Is All
Ep6 Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned
Ep5 George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
Ep4 Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice
Ep3 Cary Grant: A Class Apart
Ep2 James Dean: Sense Memories
Ep1 Julia! America's Favorite Chef

Season 18

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep6 Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues
Ep5 Henry Luce and Time-Life's America: A Vision of Empire
Ep4 Judy Garland: By Myself
Ep3 Balanchine
Ep2 James Brown: Soul Survivor
Ep1 Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and the Blacklist: None Without Sin

Season 17

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep8 The Education of Gore Vidal
Ep7 Robert Capa: In Love and War
Ep6 Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied
Ep5 Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind
Ep4 Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution
Ep3 Julliard
Ep2 Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces
Ep1 Willie Nelson: Still Is Still Moving

Season 16

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep8 Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer
Ep7 Ralph Ellison: An American Journey
Ep6 Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance
Ep5 Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
Ep4 Quincy Jones: In the Pocket
Ep3 Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds
Ep2 F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams
Ep1 Goldwyn

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Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep48 You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story: A New Reality (1950-70); Woodstock Notions (1970-89)
Ep47 You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story; You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet (1923-35); Good War, Uneasy Peace (1935-50)
Ep46 Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians
Ep45 Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye
Ep44 A Conversation with Gregory Peck
Ep43 Bob Marley: Rebel Music
Ep42 Lucille Ball: Finding Lucy, an American Masters Special
Ep41 George Cukor: On Cukor
Ep40 Mailer on Mailer
Ep39 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
Ep38 Isaac Stern: Life's Virtuoso
Ep37 Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light
Ep36 Paul Taylor: Dancemaker
Ep35 Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For
Ep34 Norman Rockwell: Painting America
Ep33 Hitchcock, Selznick & the End of Hollywood
Ep32 Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley
Ep31 The Lives of Lillian Hellman
Ep30 Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius
Ep29 Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
Ep28 The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
Ep27 Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note
Ep26 Alexander Calder
Ep25 Don Hewitt: 90 Minutes on 60 Minutes
Ep24 Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy
Ep23 Vaudeville
Ep22 Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper
Ep21 Jack Paar: As I Was Saying ...
Ep20 Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant-Garde
Ep19 Nichols and May: Take Two
Ep18 Buckminster Fuller: Thinking out Loud
Ep17 James Baldwin: The Price of a Ticket
Ep16 Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light
Ep15 William Styron: The Way of the Writer
Ep14 Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval
Ep13 Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul
Ep12 Placido Domingo: A Musical Life
Ep11 Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage
Ep10 Rediscovering Will Rogers
Ep9 Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed
Ep8 Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing
Ep7 D.W. Griffith: Father of Film
Ep5 Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter
Ep4 You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story
Ep2 Rivera in America
Ep1 Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow
D. W. Griffith: Father of Film
The Unknown Chaplin
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow
The Unknown Chaplin
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius
D. W. Griffith: Father of Film
A Duke Named Ellington
Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius
A Duke Named Ellington
The Unknown Chaplin
Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter
D. W. Griffith: Father of Film
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow
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Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong
Joan Baez
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A. Einstein How I See the World
Billie Jean King
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Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer
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George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic
Danny Kaye: Legacy of Laughter
Lena Horne
Dashiel Hammett: Mystery Writer
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