American Masters

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


  • Moynihan

    Discover the life and legacy of former U.S. Senator and diplomat Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
  • 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.


  • Love, Jamie

    Jamie Diaz is a trans woman and artist who has spent nearly 30 years in a men's prison in Texas.
  • Joan Rivers finds humor in being yourself

    Joan Rivers speaks about her experience as a female comic in the early 60s.
  • Conan O’Brien gets serious about silliness

    Conan O’Brien speaks about his style of late night and his reason for doing comedy.
  • Dear Corky

    Discover the work of New York photographer Corky Lee in his own words.
  • Jerry Seinfeld on his place in American sitcom history

    Jerry Seinfeld discusses his collaboration with Larry David and the evolution of the sitcom.
  • The Incomparable Mr. Buckley (ASL)

    Discover the intellectual evolution and political legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • The Incomparable Mr. Buckley (Extended Audio Description)

    Discover the intellectual evolution and political legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • Weaving Nature

    David Bacharach creates "The Mounds," a land art installation confronting climate change.

About American Masters

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