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

54:14

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


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Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

53:10

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

The Boomer List

1:22:56

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

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

1:49:52

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

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

1:30:23

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