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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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Lorraine Hansberry

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S32, E01 
The life and work of playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry, and her role in the civil rights movement.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 3:30AM-5:30AM
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  • Fri 1/26
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Norman Lear

S30, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 2016)
Writer/producer Norman Lear's turbulent childhood, early success with sitcoms ``All in the Family,'' ``The Jeffersons,'' ``Good Times'' and ``Maude,'' and social activism.
  • Sat 1/27
  • 8:00PM-9:30PM
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  • Sun 1/28
  • 12:00AM-1:30AM
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(First Aired: Jun. 23, 1986)
Profiles of figures in America's arts and culture.
  • Fri 2/2
  • 12:00AM-1:30AM
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B.B. King

S30, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 2016)
The challenging life and career of blues guitarist B.B. King; candid interviews feature Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Ringo Starr.
  • Sat 2/3
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
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  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
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