American Masters

American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

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Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers.

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Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft


Today he is known as a kitchen supernova, but Jacques Pépin's career began humbly.

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James Beard: America's First Foodie


Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

Mike Nichols: American Masters


The late, great director (The Graduate, Angels in America) discusses his 50-year career.

Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution


Alice Waters has made it her mission in life to make sure that people eat beautifully.