American Masters

Episode Guide


Season 27


Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (#2704)

Explore, through Lange's granddaughter's eyes, the life story of the influential "Migrant Mother" ...

Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon Of A Faun (#2703)

Discover the inspiring story of the ballerina paralyzed by polio at age 27, who was muse to George ...

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (#2702)

American Masters showcases the remarkable life of famed participatory journalist George Plimpton: ...

A Fierce Green Fire (#2701)

Experience the battle for a living planet in the first big-picture exploration of the environmental ...

Season 26


Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth (#2606)

Most famous for her seminal novel "The Color Purple," writer / activist Alice Walker celebrates her ...

Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love (#2605)

By age 31, Marvin Hamlisch had won four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer ...

Billie Jean King (#2604)

The first sports figure ever featured by AMERICAN MASTERS, this was a very deliberate choice about ...

Philip Roth: Unmasked (#2603)

Explore the life of the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist, often referred to ...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother Of Rock & Roll (#2602)

During the 1940s, 50s and 60s, Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made Sister Rosetta ...

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (#2601)

Discover the story of the first quintessentially American dance company. The Joffrey Ballet ...

Season 25


The Day Carl Sandburg Died (#2505)

For much of the 20th century, Carl Sandburg's name was synonymous with the American experience -- a ...

Harper Lee: Hey Boo (#2504)

Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been a national pastime for five decades -- it is still selling ...

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