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Season 30 / Episode 12 and airs on 20 May 2017 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 iconic 1960s folk-protest music hero's troubled life through his songs and interviews with Joan Baez, Sean Penn, Pete Seeger, Tom Hayden and others. Inspired by both Woody Guthrie and Elvis Presley, Phil Ochs was one of the most politically active singer-songwriter's of his generation and his music is as relevant today as it was then.
President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star concert that celebrates the great figures of the blues genre, from John Lee Hooker to Muddy Waters, and the songs they made famous.
Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world's best-selling novels that features two of the world's great lovers - Scarlett and Rhett - and was adapted into one of the most popular films of all time.
Explore the phenomenon behind To Kill a Mockingbird and the mysterious life of its Pulitzer Prize-winning author, including why she never published again. The documentary reveals the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting, and the social changes it inspired after publication.
Explore the life and career of TV star Johnny Carson through his personal and professional archives.
Examine the life and work of poet and novelist Carl Sandburg, as well as the controversy surrounding him.
Learn how David Geffen's widespread influence - in various spheres - helped shape popular culture.
Uncover the story of the first quintessentially American dance company, the Joffrey Ballet.
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