American Masters

Discover insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life.

Episodes

  • HOPPER: An American love story

    Discover the secrets behind Edward Hopper’s most iconic and enigmatic works.
  • Bella! This Woman’s Place is in the House

    Follow the meteoric rise of firebrand politician and activist Bella Abzug.
  • José Clemente Orozco: Hombre de Fuego (En Español)

    El artista José Clemente Orozco (1883-1945) encabezó el movimiento muralista en México.
  • José Clemente Orozco: Man of Fire

    Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco led a life filled with drama, adversity & triumph.
  • Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes

    Experience the groundbreaking sounds of bebop pioneer and virtuoso composer Max Roach.
  • A Song for Cesar

    Trace the life and legacy of labor activist Cesar Chavez through music and the arts.
  • Floyd Abrams: Speaking Freely

    Follow the 50-year career of First Amendment lawyer and legal expert Floyd Abrams.
  • Jerry Brown: The Disrupter

    Experience the political and personal journey of California governor Jerry Brown.

Specials

  • HOPPER: An American love story (ASL + Audio Description)

    Discover the secrets behind Edward Hopper’s most iconic and enigmatic works.
  • HOPPER: An American love story (Extended Audio Description)

    Discover the secrets behind Edward Hopper’s most iconic and enigmatic works.
  • Lou Gossett, Jr. honors Maya Angelou's storytelling impact

    Lou Gossett, Jr. discusses Dr. Maya Angelou’s role as a "matriarch."
  • Jerry Lewis on comedy and his bond with Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Jerry Lewis talks about becoming a comedian and his friendship with Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Neil Young on David Geffen’s success as a media mogul

    Neil Young speaks about David Geffen’s role as a performer in the art of the deal.
  • How Rita Moreno auditioned and rehearsed for West Side Story

    Rita Moreno reflects on the 1961 production of "West Side Story."
  • How Billy Crystal learned to imitate Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Billy Crystal speaks on his admiration for and working relationship with Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • John Singleton on having Maya Angelou as a mentor

    John Singleton came to Maya Angelou for guidance while working on "Poetic Justice."

About 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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