American Masters

Since its premiere in 1986, American Masters has been the only PBS series committed to developing and producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

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The Women's List


Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Greenfield-Sanders’ new film.

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Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film


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

The Boomer List


Meet 19 iconic baby boomers from this influential generation born between 1946 and 1964.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning


The story, struggles and profound body of work of photographer Dorothea Lange.

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' - Director's Cut


The definitive film about the legendary rock musician, Jimi Hendrix.