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American Masters

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

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Tue., February 28, 2017
2:30 pm
(90 minutes)

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth  

A profile of writer Alice Walker, the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for her 1982 novel "The Color Purple"). Included: remarks from Walker; Danny Glover; Quincy Jones; Sapphire; Steven Spielberg; and Howard Zinn.

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Tue., February 28, 2017
2:30 pm
(90 minutes)

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth  

A profile of writer Alice Walker, the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for her 1982 novel "The Color Purple"). Included: remarks from Walker; Danny Glover; Quincy Jones; Sapphire; Steven Spielberg; and Howard Zinn.

Full Episodes

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

By Sidney Lumet

WETA PassportBy Sidney Lumet

With candor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist a human.

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

WETA PassportEero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Explore the life and work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

WETA PassportNorman Lear: Just Another Version of You

The first documentary about the legend behind much of the bold television of the '70s.

Clips

Learn how Patsy Cline broke social norms in the '50s

Learn how Patsy Cline broke social norms in the '50s

Cline worked hard and broke social norms, wearing men's pants and bright red lipstick.

How Patsy Cline balanced home life and commercial success

How Patsy Cline balanced home life and commercial success

Despite a rigorous performing schedule, Patsy Cline continued to manage her household.

Patsy Cline: Trailer

Patsy Cline: Trailer

Patsy Cline defined modern country music with singular talent and heart‐wrenching depth.

PBS Previews: Patsy Cline

PBS Previews: Patsy Cline

Producer and director Barbara Hall talks about the inspiration behind "Patsy Cline."

Previews

American Masters Launches "Inspiring Woman"

American Masters Launches "Inspiring Woman"

Join us in celebrating the powerful, creative and innovative women in our lives.

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.