Next Episode of American Masters is
Season 32 / Episode 4 and airs on 24 July 2018 01:00
Now in its 30th year, American Masters has produced an exceptional library of more than 160 television programs, bringing unique originality and perspective to exploring the lives and illuminating the creative journeys of our most enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists and filmmakers – those who have "left an indelible impression on our cultural landscape". Balancing a broad cast of characters and artistic approaches, while preserving historical authenticity and intellectual integrity, these portraits resonate the attention, style and substance each subject deserves. American Masters sustains high audience awareness and loyalty, averaging 2-to-5 million viewers per program.
Explore the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of "A Raisin in the Sun", Lorraine Hansberry. Narrated by actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson and featuring the voice of Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose as Hansberry.
Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. And yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory.
Produced by Reframed Pictures in association with American Masters, the new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story explores how Lamarr's true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. Her pioneering work as an inventor becomes the basis for secure Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth based on radio frequency-hopping.
Discover the many sides of the Baseball Hall of Famer with Bob Costas, Wade Boggs and Joey Votto.
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