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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

B.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

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future - Trailer

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future - Trailer

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

Phil Rosenthal Discusses Norman Lear's Impact

Phil Rosenthal Discusses Norman Lear's Impact

Phil Rosenthal discusses the changes brought about by "All In the Family."

Norman Lear on Network Censorship

Norman Lear on Network Censorship

In his prolific career, Norman Lear often found himself arguing with network censors.

Norman Lear's "Maude" on Tough Issues

Norman Lear's "Maude" on Tough Issues

The groundbreaking show "Maude" addressed women's issues, like abortion, head-on.

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.