American Masters

AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.

Mon, Dec 12 9:00 P.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NHPBS

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Tue, Dec 13 12:30 A.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH EXPLORE

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Wed, Dec 14 3:00 A.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH EXPLORE

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Wed, Dec 14 2:30 P.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH EXPLORE

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Fri, Dec 16 1:00 A.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH EXPLORE

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Fri, Dec 16 8:00 P.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH WORLD

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Sat, Dec 17 1:00 A.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH WORLD

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Sat, Dec 17 3:00 A.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH EXPLORE

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Sat, Dec 17 9:00 A.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH WORLD

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Sat, Dec 17 3:00 P.M. The Adventures of Saul Bellow     NH WORLD

Explore Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow's impact on American literature and how he navigated through issues of his time, including race, gender and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Tue, Dec 27 8:00 P.M. Groucho & Cavett     NHPBS

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Wed, Dec 28 12:00 A.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH EXPLORE

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Wed, Dec 28 4:00 A.M. Groucho & Cavett     NHPBS

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Wed, Dec 28 1:00 P.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH EXPLORE

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Thu, Dec 29 4:30 A.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH EXPLORE

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Fri, Dec 30 8:30 P.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH WORLD

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Sat, Dec 31 1:30 A.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH WORLD

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Sat, Dec 31 4:00 A.M. Groucho & Cavett     NHPBS

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Sat, Dec 31 9:30 A.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH WORLD

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Sat, Dec 31 3:30 P.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH WORLD

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.

Sat, Dec 31 8:00 P.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH EXPLORE

Discover the enduring friendship between television personality Dick Cavett and his mentor iconic comedian Groucho Marx.


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Ask This Old House | E7 | Paint Tile, Water Tank Replacement | Ask This Old House
This Old House | E7 | Atlanta Postmaster's House | Repointed and Planted
Magpie Murders | Episode 5
Secrets of the Dead | Decoding Hieroglyphics
How She Rolls | Boxed In
Local, USA | In Their Element
Antiques Roadshow | Vintage San Antonio, Hour 1
NOVA | Nazca Desert Mystery
Nature | Woodpeckers: The Hole Story
Dia de los Muertos | Dia de los Muertos
The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations | Wynton Marsalis
The Caverns Sessions | GANGSTAGRASS
Making Black America | Episode 4
Austin City Limits | Allison Russell / The Weather Station
Miss Scarlet & The Duke | Episode 1
Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes | Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes
Next at the Kennedy Center | Let My Children Hear Mingus
The Food Principle | Part 1: Architects & Builders
POV | The Last Out
The House That Norm Built | The House That Norm Built
Becoming Frederick Douglass | Becoming Frederick Douglass
Rivers of Life | Yukon
Rick Steves' Art of Europe | Stone Age to Ancient Greece
Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom | Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom
Lucy Worsley Investigates | The Witch Hunts
Van der Valk | Episode 1: Plague on Amsterdam
Hispanic Heritage Awards | 35th Hispanic Heritage Awards
Great Performances | Intimate Apparel
The U.S. and the Holocaust | En Español:
La Otra Mirada | The Life I Want to Live
Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride | Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at The Kennedy Center | The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at the Kennedy Center