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American Masters(TV show/series, 1986-)

1h 30min per episode | Genre: Documentary

Documentation in 37 seasons with 285 episodes

American MastersRating: 4.0/5 (with 6 votes)
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986. Groups or organizations featured include: Actors Studio, Algonquin Round Table, Group Theatre, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Women of Tin Pan Alley, Negro Ensemble Company, Juilliard School, the Beat Generation, the singer-songwriters of the 1970s, Sun Records, vaudeville, and Warner Bros. ()
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American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and others who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States.


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Official Trailer | Flannery | American Masters | PBS(Trailer, 1:57)

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American Masters Seasons and Episodes

01/24/2023Season 37 - 1 episode
#1 | 11/22/2022Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
#1 | 01/24/2023Roberta Flack - in 54d
Follow the piano prodigy and one-time school teacher, from her start in a Washington, D.C. piano lounge through her skyrocketing into superstardom and becoming one of the most influential singers in American music history.
01/11/2022Season 36 - 8 episodes
01/18/2021Season 35 - 10 episodes
03/03/2020Season 34 - 8 episodes
01/02/2019Season 33 - 12 episodes
01/19/2018Season 32 - 8 episodes
01/03/2017Season 31 - 10 episodes
01/29/2016Season 30 - 9 episodes
01/23/2015Season 29 - 8 episodes
01/21/2014Season 28 - 9 episodes
02/22/2013Season 27 - 6 episodes
01/23/2012Season 26 - 8 episodes
01/12/2011Season 25 - 9 episodes
01/11/2010Season 24 - 8 episodes
02/18/2009Season 23 - 8 episodes
02/27/2008Season 22 - 9 episodes
04/04/2007Season 21 - 9 episodes
05/10/2006Season 20 - 9 episodes
05/11/2005Season 19 - 8 episodes
09/03/2003Season 18 - 8 episodes
10/02/2002Season 17 - 8 episodes
10/07/2001Season 16 - 8 episodes
09/27/2000Season 15 - 8 episodes
11/01/1999Season 14 - 7 episodes
10/28/1998Season 13 - 7 episodes
09/17/1997Season 12 - 6 episodes
11/25/1996Season 11 - 5 episodes
11/29/1995Season 10 - 5 episodes
11/30/1994Season 9 - 4 episodes
12/08/1993Season 8 - 2 episodes
03/14/1993Season 7 - 3 episodes
07/01/1991Season 6 - 9 episodes
07/02/1990Season 5 - 8 episodes
07/03/1989Season 4 - 10 episodes
07/11/1988Season 3 - 8 episodes
07/06/1987Season 2 - 10 episodes
06/23/1986Season 1 - 12 episodes
10/07/1985Specials - 1 episode

Additional Information

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 5 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 06/23/1986
Latest episode released on: 11/22/2022
Cast: Lee Grant, Peter Bogdanovich, Jack Lemmon, Eli Wallach, James Dean, Abiola Abrams, Ray Charles, Hugh Hefner, Carlos Santana, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gene Hackman, S. Epatha Merkerson, Peter Coyote, Harvey Keitel, Yoko Ono, Paul Newman, CCH Pounder, Betty White, Cesar Romero, Peggy Lipton, John Cage, Dylan McDermott, Oliver Platt, Bert Lahr, Lily Tomlin, James Garner, Clarke Peters, June Havoc, Alexis Smith, Pat Boone, Tony Martin, Laurie Anderson, Lennie Niehaus, Mary Martin, Signe Hasso, Fielder Cook, Janis Paige, Earl Holliman, Pete Seeger, Eartha Kitt, Rosemary Clooney, Patricia Morison, Ben Vereen, Arthur Penn, Turhan Bey, Edie Adams, Michael Wright, William Goldman, Terry Southern, Nicholas Pileggi, Joan Baez, Jay Cocks, George Clayton Johnson, I. A. L. Diamond, Reed Birney, Jen Drohan, Dionne Warwick, Bill Irwin, Phyllis Diller, Shimon Peres, Harry Carey, Neil Hamilton, Neil Simon, Larry David, Harry James, Henry Kissinger, Hillary Clinton, Anne Jackson, Pippa Scott, Miriam Makeba, William Bakewell, Oscar Peterson, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Davalos, Douglas Fowley, Minta Durfee, D. A. Pennebaker, Mary Doran, Benson Fong, Henry Kolker, Vernon Reid, Dalton Trumbo, Josephine Dunn, Arthur Hohl, Robert Benchley, Hunter S. Thompson, Maria Sharapova, Chris Spedding, Michael Pollan, Tony Benn, Robbie Robertson, Edna Ferber, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Frazier, Bryan Ferry, Elizabeth Marvel, Priscilla Bonner, Peter Sellars, Sammy White, Omara Portuondo, Robert Harron, Jerome Kern, Eugenie Besserer, Ernest Cossart, Frances Foster, Steve Allen, Sarah Vaughan, Martha Tilton, Raymond Walburn, Jane Novak, David Margulies, Joel Fabiani, Anna Wintour, Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Eric Christmas, Betty Garrett, Whitney Houston, Harold Goodwin, George Morfogen, Molly Picon, Joseph Buloff, Mae Marsh, Sidney Lumet, Luise Rainer, Jon Hamm, Robin Hughes, Carole King, Nat Hentoff, Jimmy Page, Aretha Franklin, Peggy Cartwright, James Brown, James MacArthur, Martha Graham, James Taylor, Don Gordon, Adolf Hitler, Daniel J. Boorstin, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Benny Goodman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Amiri Baraka, Dizzy Gillespie, Caroline Wozniacki, Jean Howard, Eric Andersen, Ahmet Ertegün, James Mitchell, Ann Christy, Monte Hale, Cliff Arquette, August Wilson, Joe DiMaggio, Juanita Hall, Artie Shaw, William T. Orr, Jacques Chirac, Kitty Carlisle, Doris Singleton, Morey Amsterdam, Gore Vidal, Thelma Carpenter, Roy Stewart, Frank Fay, Uta Hagen, Tom Hayden, Charles Stevenson, Josephine Crowell, Bert Granet, Robert Nichols, Carl Perkins, Gary Crosby, Sarah Marshall, Albert Warner, Joey Faye, Jerry Colonna, Zora Neale Hurston, Isaac Stern, Stan Kenton, Joe Williams, Elliot Roberts
Composer: Mark Adler
Keywords: people, biography

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:3062, Added: 05/12/2018, Last updated: 11/28/2022