Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train a Comin'
A profile of Jimi Hendrix (1942-70).
Trailer: Billie Jean King
For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: Billie Jean King. 9/10/13.
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise - Preview
Premieres Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Premieres May 20 at 9pm on WGBH 2.
Mel Brooks: Mel Brooks' Debut
Mel Brooks ad-libbed his first stage appearance. The crowd loved it. The director did not.
Mel Brooks: Mel Brooks, a Bullhorn & Some German Soldiers
Even while fighting in WWII, Mel Brooks went for the laugh.
American Masters opens its 23rd season with a stirring profile of singer Sam Cooke (1931–64). Before Otis Redding, before Motown, and before Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul, Sam Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music, creating a new American sound. He had a silky voice and good looks; he was charming and brazen. Doors opened for him, bringing his unique gospel — “Good News,” “Wonderful World,” “You Send Me,” “Change Is Gonna Come,” and more — to the airwaves. Actor Danny Glover narrates.
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