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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Tyrus

01:23:11

Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause.



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James Beard: America's First Foodie

53:11

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

Carole King: Natural Woman

53:11

King tells her story in a new documentary with previously unseen and rare performances.