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.

Fri, Jul 30 3:00 P.M. How It Feels to Be Free     NH WORLD

Explore the lives and trailblazing careers of iconic African American entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, who changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics.

Sat, Jul 31 3:00 A.M. Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away     NH EXPLORE

Sat, Jul 31 8:00 P.M. Althea     NH WORLD

Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s.

Sun, Aug 1 12:00 A.M. Althea     NH WORLD

Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s.

Sun, Aug 1 6:00 P.M. Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away     NHPBS

Sun, Aug 1 9:00 P.M. Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away     NH EXPLORE

Sun, Aug 8 10:00 P.M. Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away     NH WORLD

Mon, Aug 9 2:00 A.M. Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away     NH WORLD

Mon, Aug 9 10:00 A.M. Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away     NH WORLD


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