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American Masters

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American Masters

Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included Charlie Chaplin, Helen Hayes, pop icon Andy Warhol, singer Billie Holliday and composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein.

Premiere:
Jun 23, 1986
Original Network:
PBS
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Maya Angelou

S31, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 21, 2017)
The life of author and activist Maya Angelou, with comments from Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton and others.
  • Fri 2/24
  • 10:00PM-12:00AM
  • 13
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  • Sat 2/25
  • 8:00PM-10:00PM
  • 132
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  • Sun 2/26
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • 132
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  • 12:30PM-2:30PM
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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

S28, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 2014)
The life of writer-activist Alice Walker, the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 8:00PM-9:30PM
  • 132
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  • Thu 3/2
  • 1:00AM-2:30AM
  • 132
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  • 9:00AM-10:30AM
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  • 3:00PM-4:30PM
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  • Sun 3/5
  • 4:00AM-5:30AM
  • 132
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Carole King

S30, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 2016)
Rare home movies, performances and photos help illustrate the life and career of singer-songwriter Carole King, from 1960s New York to Los Angeles in the 1970s to the present.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 132
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Janis: Little Girl Blue

S30, E06  (First Aired: May. 3, 2016)
Rock singer Janis Joplin's life is explored through letters and previously unseen footage.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 8:00PM-10:00PM
  • 132
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Carole King

S30, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 2016)
Rare home movies, performances and photos help illustrate the life and career of singer-songwriter Carole King, from 1960s New York to Los Angeles in the 1970s to the present.
  • Thu 3/9
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 132
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