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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Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage


Explore a versatile Puerto Rican actor whose work on stage & screen shook the world.

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Charley Pride: I’m Just Me


Follow the country music superstar’s journey from segregated Mississippi to Nashville.



An intimate look at the extraordinary life and career of violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl


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

Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey


Discover the life and work of Pedro E. Guerrero, a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright.

En Español: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey


Descubre la vida del fotógrafo Pedro E. Guerrero, colaborador de Frank Llloyd Wright.