Next Episode of American Masters is
Season 31 / Episode 9 and airs on 29 December 2017 21:00
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.
Enter J.D. Salinger's private world through secrets uncovered by Shane Salerno's 10-year investigation.
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Experience the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement.
Explore the tall-tale life of participatory journalist and Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton.
Survey the career of a ballerina who inspired Balanchine and Robbins before she succumbed to polio.
View an intimate portrait of the photographer - her creations and achievements, tragedies and losses.
Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers - one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964.
Hear the true story of the American pilot who brought joy to German children in post-war Berlin.
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