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.

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American Ballet Theatre: A History

American Ballet Theatre: A History

American Masters

Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies.

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler

American Masters

A profile of legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz.

60 min.

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

American Masters

A profile of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005).

90 min.

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

American Masters

The Season 29 premiere profiles magician Ricky Jay.

60 min.

Bing Crosby Rediscovered

Bing Crosby Rediscovered

American Masters

Discover the life and legend of the entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews.

The Boomer List

The Boomer List

American Masters

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.

Schedule

Tuesday
4/28/15 5:00 AM
WGBH World
Tuesday
4/28/15 11:00 AM
WGBH World
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