American Masters

Episode Guide


Season 29


Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey (#2902)

Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated ...

Althea (#2901)

Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis ...

Season 28


American Ballet Theatre: A History (#2803)

Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world's preeminent ballet companies. Ric Burns' ...

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler (#2802)

Discover the mysterious violin virtuoso through Itzhak Perlman, students, performances and home ...

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice (#2801)

Journey through the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand with multi-talented conjurer Ricky Jay. ...

Season 27


August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand (#2705)

From his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway, this program captures the ...

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)

Airs: Saturday, August 20
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 ...

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