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Richard Linklater: American Masters

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

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Full Episodes

S31 Ep7: Tyrus

S31 Ep7: Tyrus

Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause.

S31 Ep6: Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

S31 Ep6: Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

Learn about Richard Linklater, the filmmaker behind Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, and more.

S31 Ep5: Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

WETA PassportS31 Ep5: Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Today he is known as a kitchen supernova, but Jacques Pépin's career began humbly.

S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

WETA PassportS31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

Clips

Dick Gregory and Jack Paar's Couch

Dick Gregory and Jack Paar's Couch

Dick Gregory was the first Black comedian on “The Tonight Show with Jack Paar."

S31 Ep7: How Tyrus Wong got the job to animate Bambi

S31 Ep7: How Tyrus Wong got the job to animate Bambi

When a supervisor noticed Tyrus Wong's work, he was asked to paint for the film "Bambi"

S31 Ep7: Tyrus Wong's atmospheric work gave "Bambi" its uniq

S31 Ep7: Tyrus Wong's atmospheric work gave "Bambi" its uniq

Tyrus Wong's lighting and creative use of color gave "Bambi" its impressionistic style.

S31 Ep7: How Tyrus Wong influenced the makers of "The Dam Ke

S31 Ep7: How Tyrus Wong influenced the makers of "The Dam Ke

Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi discuss how Wong influenced them.

Previews

S31 Ep8: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive - Trailer

S31 Ep8: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive - Trailer

See a new side of innovative writer Edgar Allan Poe, best known for Gothic horror tales.

S31 Ep7: Tyrus - Trailer

S31 Ep7: Tyrus - Trailer

Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause.