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Air Date: Tue, Jul 27, 2021 9:00 PM
A pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, this special features new performances and interviews with John Mayer, Carlos Santana and more.
Air Date: Mon, May 3, 2021 9:00 PM
An intimate portrait of the groundbreaking writer that interweaves archival imagery, including home movies and personal photographs, animation and original interviews to tell the inspiring story of Tan’s life and career.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 9, 2021 8:00 PM
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 2, 2021 8:00 PM
After more than 30 years as the colorful bandleader of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, master trumpeter Doc Severinsen continues to defy nature well into his 90s with a grueling schedule of touring, performing and teaching. American Masters traces the life and groundbreaking career of the unstoppable musical icon, revealing his personal trials and underscoring a remarkable journey of inspiration.
Air Date: Fri, Mar 26, 2021 8:00 PM
Twyla Tharp’s career and famously rigorous creative process is documented through original interviews, first-hand glimpses of her at work and rare archival footage of select performances from her more than 160 choreographed works. Follows Tharp as she builds a work from the ground up, with an international cast of ballet stars, including Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo and Maria Khoreva, who rehearse by video conference while under quarantine.
Air Date: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 8:00 PM
Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is an intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, told through never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words.
Air Date: Mon, Jan 18, 2021 9:00 PM
The inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.
Air Date: Tue, Dec 29, 2020 8:00 PM
Follow the remarkable story of an Ozarks farm woman who, at 65, turned her childhood into the best-selling Little House series. This portrait dives into the life, times and controversial legacy of this pioneer woman.
Air Date: Fri, Dec 4, 2020 9:30 PM
AMERICAN MASTERS tells the story of international art sensation Keith Haring, who blazed a trail through the art scene of 1980s New York and beyond. Haring’s style revolutionized the worlds of pop culture and fine art before his early death at age 31. The film features previously unheard interviews with the artist and those who knew him.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2020 9:30 PM
Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist and composer Michael Tilson Thomas. A National Medal of Arts recipient and longtime music director of the San Francisco Symphony, he helped set the standard that an American orchestra should champion modern American music.
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