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American Masters

An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars.

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Full Episodes

Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

WETA PassportLoretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

"The Queen of Country Music” is still going strong after more than 50 years of music.

Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

WETA PassportFats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

How Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm & blues morphed into rock 'n' roll.

Carole King: Natural Woman

WETA PassportCarole King: Natural Woman

King tells her story in a new documentary with previously unseen and rare performances.

B.B. King: The Life of Riley

WETA PassportB.B. King: The Life of Riley

B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most celebrated blues musicians of all time.

Clips

Patti Smith on the Scene

Patti Smith on the Scene

Patti Smith talks about her dream of a label-free future.

Fran Drescher on Lucille Ball

Fran Drescher on Lucille Ball

Fran Drescher talks about how the character of Lucy resonated with women across America.

Betty White on Carol Burnett

Betty White on Carol Burnett

Betty White talks about comedian, actor, singer and writer Carol Burnett.

Lena Horne on Lena Horne

Lena Horne on Lena Horne

Lena Horne talks about racial equality in her lifetime and in generations to come.

Previews

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You - Trailer

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You - Trailer

Trailer for the American Masters film Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.

In Their Own Words Trailer

In Their Own Words Trailer

Trailer for In Their Own Words, the American Masters digital archive project.