Now in its 30th year, American Masters has produced an exceptional library of more than 160 television programs, bringing unique originality and perspective to exploring the lives and illuminating the creative journeys of our most enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists and filmmakers – those who have "left an indelible impression on our cultural landscape". Balancing a broad cast of characters and artistic approaches, while preserving historical authenticity and intellectual integrity, these portraits resonate the attention, style and substance each subject deserves. American Masters sustains high audience awareness and loyalty, averaging 2-to-5 million viewers per program.
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Mark the women's suffrage centennial with stories of pioneering women who shaped American politics.
And She Could Be Next Part Two 34x04
A story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am 34x03
An artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller that examines her life and works.
Mae West: Dirty Blonde 34x02
Dive into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West.
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool 34x01
Discover the man behind the legend. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews.
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool 33x13
N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear 33x12
Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous 33x11
Discover the art world giant whose color fields changed art history, and now fetch millions.
Raul Julia: The World's a Stage 33x10
Discover the life of charismatic Puerto Rican actor Raul Julia, known for his versatile roles.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 33x09
Explore the legacy of the feminist author who transformed U.S. literature with her science fiction.
Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices 33x08
Follow the journey of one of the greatest choral music conductors in the world, Robert Shaw.