American Masters is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, American Masters is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.
American Masters: "American Ballet Theatre: A History"
Premieres Friday, May 15, at 9pm on WGBH 2
Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies. Ric Burns’ documentary combines intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances and interviews with American Ballet Theatre’s key figures: artists pivotal to the company’s formation, including Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin.
American Ballet Theatre: A History
Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies.
Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler
A profile of legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz.
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
A profile of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005).
Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice
The Season 29 premiere profiles magician Ricky Jay.
Bing Crosby Rediscovered
Discover the life and legend of the entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews.
The Boomer List
Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years.
5/15/15 9:00 PM
5/16/15 1:00 AM
5/17/15 3:30 PM
5/16/15 2:00 AM
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