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American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

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Jamie Diaz is a trans woman and artist who has spent nearly 30 years in a men's prison in Texas.
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Discover the intellectual evolution and political legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr.
Discover the life and legacy of former U.S. Senator and diplomat Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Discover the secrets behind Edward Hopper’s most iconic and enigmatic works.
Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco led a life filled with drama, adversity & triumph.
El artista José Clemente Orozco (1883-1945) encabezó el movimiento muralista en México.
Experience the groundbreaking sounds of bebop pioneer and virtuoso composer Max Roach.
Trace the life and legacy of labor activist Cesar Chavez through music and the arts.
Follow the 50-year career of First Amendment lawyer and legal expert Floyd Abrams.
Experience the political and personal journey of California governor Jerry Brown.
Experience the meteoric rise and enduring legacy of Little Richard.
See the world through the eyes of Nam June Paik, the father of video art.
Follow two performers as they break down barriers in opera and country music.
Join Dr. Anthony Fauci as he reflects on his life and career as a public health advocate.
Discover music icon Roberta Flack’s rise to stardom and triumphs over racism and sexism.
Discover the enduring friendship between legendary comedians Dick Cavett and Groucho Marx.
Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature.
See the story of the Indigenous singer-songwriter, social activist, educator and artist.
Explore the life of the legendary singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys.
Papp, founder of Free Shakespeare in the Park, believed great art is for all.
Jason Momoa narrates the story of five-time Olympic medalist and surfer Duke Kahanamoku.
Explore the life of the famous singer who became an icon for the civil rights movement.
The story of a visionary artist who found salvation through dance.
Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.
Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.
Explore the life and 70-year career of the iconic Latina actor, performer and activist.
Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist.
Discover The Trocks. Dancing on pointe shoes, these male ballerinas mix artistry and joy.
The story of the author of the “The Joy Luck Club.”
Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.
Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.
Trace the life and groundbreaking career of the unstoppable musical icon.
Explore choreographer Twyla Tharp’s career and famously rigorous creative process.
Explore the world of a literary icon whose fiction was unlike anything published before.
The inspiring story of six trailblazing Black women entertainers.
An unvarnished look at the unlikely “Little House” series author.
Explore the life of artist Keith Haring who revolutionized pop culture and fine art.
Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist and composer.
Meet the columnist who pioneered the fast-paced journalism that dominates today.
Mark the women’s suffrage centennial with stories of pioneering women.
An artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller.
Extras
Discover the work of New York photographer Corky Lee in his own words.
Jerry Seinfeld discusses his collaboration with Larry David and the evolution of the sitcom.
Discover the intellectual evolution and political legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr.
Discover the intellectual evolution and political legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr.
David Bacharach creates "The Mounds," a land art installation confronting climate change.
Comedian Susie Essman talks about the unique traits of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Discover the life and legacy of former U.S. Senator and diplomat Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Yale administration feared Buckley's outspoken criticism of the university.
William F. Buckley, Jr. and his wife Patricia had a brazen, but loving relationship.
William F. Buckley, Jr. ran for mayor of New York City under the Conservative Party.
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