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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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise


Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

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Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl


"The Queen of Country Music” is still going strong after more than 50 years of music.

B.B. King: The Life of Riley


B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most celebrated blues musicians of all time.

The Women's List


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

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.

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


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