American Masters

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


  • Dr. Tony Fauci

    Join Dr. Anthony Fauci as he reflects on his life and career as a public health advocate.
  • Roberta Flack

    Discover music icon Roberta Flack’s rise to stardom and triumphs over racism and sexism.
  • Groucho & Cavett

    Discover the enduring friendship between legendary comedians Dick Cavett and Groucho Marx.
  • The Adventures of Saul Bellow

    Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature.
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

    See the story of the Indigenous singer-songwriter, social activist, educator and artist.
  • Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

    Explore the life of the legendary singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys.
  • Joe Papp in Five Acts

    Papp, founder of Free Shakespeare in the Park, believed great art is for all.
  • Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

    Jason Momoa narrates the story of five-time Olympic medalist and surfer Duke Kahanamoku.


  • Jacques Pépin Makes Tuna Tartare

    Pépin serves his tuna tartare with onions, scallions and a garnish of bread and cucumbers.
  • Jacques Pépin Makes Sautéed Cod with Mushrooms

    Pépin serves cod with a garnish of vegetables including mushrooms, radishes and olives.
  • Jacques Pépin Makes Baked Salmon with Sautéed Endive

    Pépin shares his method for a simple baked salmon served with caramelized endive.
  • Martin Scorsese on the films of John Ford

    Martin Scorsese discusses how John Ford's films have impacted his career.
  • Jacques Pépin Makes Pork Roast with Ratatouille

    Pépin slow roasts this dish for a tender and juicy pork.
  • Jacques Pépin Makes Pasta Fagioli

    Pasta fagioli, or "pasta and beans," is a filling dish with pantry friendly ingredients.
  • Jacques Pépin Makes Pasta Primavera

    This versatile pasta recipe can be made with any seasonal vegetables.
  • Jacques Pépin Makes Spaghetti with Basil Pesto

    In the summer, Pépin likes to use fresh basil from his garden to make this pesto recipe.

About American Masters

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