Marian Anderson: The Whole World In Her Hands
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Discover an international singer who captivated royalty in Europe and defied the conscience of 1939 America. Watch rare archival footage and hear audio recordings exploring her life and career from the Metropolitan Opera to the State Department.

Episode Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 3311

About 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.


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Sat, Jun 3 8:00 P.M. Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock and Roll     NH WORLD
Sun, Jun 4 12:00 A.M. Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock and Roll     NH WORLD
Mon, Jun 5 12:00 P.M. Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock and Roll     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Jun 13 12:00 P.M. Oliver Sacks: His Own Life     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Jun 17 7:00 P.M. Ballerina Boys     NH WORLD
Sun, Jun 18 1:30 P.M. Ailey     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Jun 20 1:30 P.M. Ballerina Boys     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Jun 20 2:00 P.M. Groucho & Cavett     NH WORLD
Wed, Jun 21 2:00 P.M. Lennon NYC     NH WORLD
Wed, Jun 21 4:00 P.M. Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip     NH WORLD
Thu, Jun 22 5:00 A.M. Ballerina Boys     NH WORLD
Thu, Jun 22 11:00 A.M. Ballerina Boys     NH WORLD
Thu, Jun 22 3:30 P.M. Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road     NH WORLD
Sat, Jun 24 6:30 P.M. Joe Papp In Five Acts     NH WORLD
Sat, Jun 24 8:00 P.M. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket     NH WORLD
Sun, Jun 25 12:00 A.M. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket     NH WORLD

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