American Masters

Episode Guide


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)

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 ...

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