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.

Thu, Jul 14 9:00 P.M. Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road     NHPBS

Fri, Jul 15 12:30 P.M. Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road     NH EXPLORE

Sat, Jul 16 9:00 P.M. Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road     NH EXPLORE

Sat, Jul 23 7:00 P.M. Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story     NH EXPLORE

Explore the groundbreaking career of master trumpeter Doc Severinsen, from his three decades as the colorful bandleader to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" to his relentless schedule of touring and performing into his nineties.

Tue, Jul 26 2:00 P.M. Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go for It     NH WORLD

Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners.

Thu, Jul 28 2:00 P.M. Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away     NH WORLD

Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago's West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

Sat, Jul 30 7:00 P.M. Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip     NH EXPLORE

Meet the newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television personality who pioneered the fast-paced, gossip driven, politically charged journalism that dominates today.


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Endeavour | Episode 1: Striker
Hotel Portofino | First Impressions
David Holt's State of Music | John Doyle, Andrew Finn Magill, and Will MacMorran
The Doo Wop Project | The Doo Wop Project
The Water of Life | The Water of Life
America ReFramed | Chinatown Rising
NOVA | Ice Age Footprints
Great Performances | Great Performances: Keeping Company with Sondheim
Local, USA | A Tale of Three Chinatowns
Colombia - Wild and Free | From the Pacific to the Andes
Lucy Worsley Investigates | Madness of King George
Gershwin Prize | Lionel Richie: Gershwin Prize
Independent Lens | Scenes From The Glittering World
The Laura Flanders Show | The Extremist Revolution & Democracy Hanging by a Thread
American Masters | Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha
Antiques Roadshow | Colonial Williamsburg, Hour 1
Ridley Road | Episode 1
Petit Rat | Petit Rat
If Everyone Knew | If Everyone Knew
Nature | Portugal: Wild Land on the Edge
Changing Planet | Episode 2
We Remember: Songs of Survivors | We Remember: Songs of Survivors
Les Stroud's Wild Harvest | Balsam Root & Sagebrush
Finding Your Roots | Where Did We Come From?
The Trick | The Trick
Sanditon | Episode 6
Chamber Music Society Returns | Bringing Down the House
Rise of the Nazis | Barbarossa
Benjamin Franklin |
Big Sonia | Big Sonia
Austin City Limits | ACL Presents: Americana 20th Annual Honors
American Experience | Zoot Suit Riots
The Chavis Chronicles | Rev. Jamar A. Boyd II
Yndi Yoga | YNDI Balance
Poetry in America | Sonnet IV; I shall forget you presently, my dear, by Millay
America's Test Kitchen | Italian-Inspired Dinners
Before We Die | Episode 1