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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.
Meet the legendary director of The Graduate, who discusses his life and 50-year artistic career.
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.
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.
The New Orleans rhythm and blues of Fats Domino helped aid integration in the South.
Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn balances family and a music career that has spanned 50 years.
Observe Janis Joplin's life through intimate letters and rare footage. Chan Marshall narrates.
Discover the story behind the country music supergroup via new interviews and vintage performances.
Discover how the prolific "All in the Family" creator effected social change through his sitcoms.
Explore the life of the modernist architect behind visionary buildings like St. Louis' Gateway Arch.
Journey through the life's work of the socially conscious director of 12 Angry Men and Network.
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist.
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