American Masters

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

Episodes

  • Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away

    Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist.
  • Ballerina Boys

    Discover The Trocks. Dancing on pointe shoes, these male ballerinas mix artistry and joy.
  • Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

    The story of the author of the “The Joy Luck Club.”
  • Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Audio Descriptive Version)

    Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.
  • Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

    Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.
  • Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

    Trace the life and groundbreaking career of the unstoppable musical icon.
  • Twyla Moves

    Explore choreographer Twyla Tharp’s career and famously rigorous creative process.
  • Flannery

    Explore the world of a literary icon whose fiction was unlike anything published before.

Specials

  • Flawless Sabrina: Queer Icon and Star of 'The Queen'

    She was an artist, activist, gay mother and mentor to hundreds of queer youth.
  • Joan Jett Blakk: The drag queen who ran for president

    She ran for president in lipstick, heels and eyeshadow.
  • Jose Sarria: Legendary Drag Queen and Queer Activist

    Sarria was a legend of the San Francisco drag scene.
  • Renegades Pilot: Kitty O'Neil [Audio Description + ASL]

    Discover "the fastest woman in the world," deaf racecar driver and daredevil Kitty O'Neil.
  • Renegades Pilot: Kitty O'Neil [Open Captions]

    Discover "the fastest woman in the world," deaf racecar driver and daredevil Kitty O'Neil.
  • Gladys Bentley: Drag King of the Harlem Renaissance

    Gladys Bentley was a musician and drag king who was a part of the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Julian Eltinge: Female Impersonator of the Vaudeville Era

    Julian Eltinge was a female impersonator who was once America's highest paid performer.
  • Amyra León: Strange Grace

    Meet musician, poet, author, and activist Amyra León.

About American Masters

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

Extras