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American Masters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

American Masters
American Masters 2016 logo.jpg
Created by Susan Lacy
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 32 [1] [2]
No. of episodes 236(as of June 14, 2018)[3]
Production
Executive producer(s) Susan Lacy (1986–2013), Michael Kantor (2014-present)
Producer(s) Thirteen/WNET[1]
Release
Original network PBS
Original release June 22, 1986 (1986-06-22) – present
External links
Website

American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.[1]

Groups or organizations featured include: Actors Studio, Algonquin Round Table, Group Theatre, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Women of Tin Pan Alley, Negro Ensemble Company, Juilliard School, the Beat Generation, the singer-songwriters of the 1970s, Sun Records, vaudeville, and Warner Bros.

History

American Masters, a series "devoted to America's 'greatest native-born and adopted' artists", was originally scheduled to premier in September 1985; for "logistical scheduling reasons" the premiere was delayed until summer 1986, though on October 16, 1985, an American Masters "special" called Aaron Copland: A Self-Portrait was aired.[4]

The first of the 15 first-season episodes was Private Conversations,[5] a "cinema-verite documentary by Christian Blackwood done in that trickiest of cinematic forms: a film about a film, in this instance the television version of Death of a Salesman, directed by Volker Schlöndorff".[6] It aired on June 23, 1986, as one of two episodes not specifically commissioned for the show's first season.[6]

Susan Lacy, American Masters creator and executive producer, selected each subject, matched them to the specific film makers, and oversaw a first-season budget of $8 million.[6] Before creating the series Lacy had been the senior programmer for Great Performances and one of the "architects" of American Playhouse, having written the original proposal for the latter. At the time of the show's premiere, she was also the East Coast head of the Sundance Institute.[6]

After the show's first two seasons, American Masters began producing most of its episodes; in those cases, it hires directors, arranges for funding, manages the budget, and supervises the editing; the show reserves the right to make the final cut on every film it produces.[7] The American Masters production company occasionally plays a more limited role and co-produces some of its episodes, such as the 2005 documentary on Bob Dylan, No Direction Home, and then in 2010 The Doors, When You're Strange.

Subjects

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

V

W

Y

References

  1. ^ a b c "About the Series - American Masters - PBS". PBS. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  2. ^ https://www.pbs.org/show/american-masters/episodes/season/32/
  3. ^ https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/masters/?view=list
  4. ^ O'Connor, John J. (October 16, 1985). "A Self-portrait Marks Copland's 85th Birthday". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  5. ^ Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman on IMDb
  6. ^ a b c d James, Jamie (June 22, 1986). "Bringing America's Creative Talent into Focus". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Susan Lacy: Television Producer, Director, Executive". She Made It. The Paley Center for Media. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  8. ^ Actor’s Studio ~ About the Actor’s Studio | American Masters | PBS
  9. ^ Louisa May Alcott – The Woman Behind 'Little Women' | American Masters | PBS
  10. ^ The Algonquin Round Table – About the Algonquin | American Masters | PBS
  11. ^ "American Masters Woody Allen: A Documentary". PBS. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ [2]
  14. ^ Ahmet Ertegun – Atlantic Records | American Masters | PBS
  15. ^ Louis Armstrong – About Louis Armstrong | American Masters | PBS
  16. ^ John James Audubon – Drawn from Nature | American Masters | PBS
  17. ^ Richard Avedon – About the Photographer | American Masters | PBS
  18. ^ Joan Baez – How Sweet the Sound | American Masters | PBS
  19. ^ George Balanchine – Master of the Dance | American Masters | PBS
  20. ^ James Baldwin – About the Author | American Masters | PBS
  21. ^ Lucille Ball – Finding Lucy | American Masters | PBS
  22. ^ [3]
  23. ^ Tony Bennett – The Music Never Ends | American Masters | PBS
  24. ^ Leonard Bernstein – Reaching for the Note | American Masters | PBS
  25. ^ [4]
  26. ^ [5]
  27. ^ Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides – About the Film | American Masters | PBS
  28. ^ "American Masters (2013 Season) – Mel Brooks: Make a Noise". WNET TV. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  29. ^ James Brown – Soul Survivor | American Masters | PBS
  30. ^ Carol Burnett – Interview: Carol Burnett | American Masters | PBS
  31. ^ John Cage – About The Composer | American Masters | PBS
  32. ^ Alfred Stieglitz – The Eloquent Eye | American Masters | PBS
  33. ^ Cab Calloway: Sketches – About the Documentary | American Masters | PBS
  34. ^ Robert Capa – In Love and War | American Masters | PBS
  35. ^ Truman Capote – About the Author | American Masters | PBS
  36. ^ Johnny Carson: King of Late Night – About the Documentary | American Masters | PBS
  37. ^ John Cassavetes – About John Cassavetes | American Masters | PBS
  38. ^ Willa Cather – About Willa Cather | American Masters | PBS
  39. ^ Lon Chaney – The Man of a Thousand Faces | American Masters | PBS
  40. ^ Charlie Chaplin – About the Actor | American Masters | PBS
  41. ^ Ray Charles – About Ray Charles | American Masters | PBS
  42. ^ Julia Child – About Julia Child | American Masters | PBS
  43. ^ [6]
  44. ^ Harold Clurman – About Harold Clurman | American Masters | PBS
  45. ^ Nat King Cole – About Nat King Cole | American Masters | PBS
  46. ^ Sam Cooke – Crossing Over | American Masters | PBS
  47. ^ Aaron Copland – About the Composer | American Masters | PBS
  48. ^ Walter Cronkite ~ About Walter Cronkite | American Masters | PBS
  49. ^ http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=50703396
  50. ^ George Cukor – On Cukor | American Masters | PBS
  51. ^ Merce Cunningham – A Lifetime of Dance | American Masters | PBS
  52. ^ Edward Curtis – Shadow Catcher | American Masters | PBS
  53. ^ James Dean – Photographer Dennis Stock on James Dean | American Masters | PBS
  54. ^ Placido Domingo – About Placido Domingo | American Masters | PBS
  55. ^ The Doors – When You're Strange | American Masters | PBS
  56. ^ [7]
  57. ^ Bob Dylan – About the Film | American Masters | PBS
  58. ^ Thomas Eakins – About Thomas Eakins | American Masters | PBS
  59. ^ Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter – About the Film | American Masters | PBS
  60. ^ Clint Eastwood – Eastwood Noir | American Masters | PBS
  61. ^ Albert Einstein – How I See the World | American Masters | PBS
  62. ^ Duke Ellington – About Duke Ellington | American Masters | PBS
  63. ^ Ralph Ellison – An American Journey | American Masters | PBS
  64. ^ [8]
  65. ^ Ella Fitzgerald – About Ella Fitzgerald | American Masters | PBS
  66. ^ F. Scott Fitzgerald – Essay: The Crack-Up | American Masters | PBS
  67. ^ John Ford and John Wayne – Pappy and the Duke | American Masters | PBS
  68. ^ Milos Forman – About Milos Forman | American Masters | PBS
  69. ^ Aretha Franklin – About Aretha Franklin | American Masters | PBS
  70. ^ R. Buckminster Fuller – About R. Buckminster Fuller | American Masters | PBS
  71. ^ Judy Garland – About Judy Garland | American Masters | PBS
  72. ^ Marvin Gaye – Introduction | American Masters | PBS
  73. ^ David Geffen ~ About: Inventing David Geffen | American Masters | PBS
  74. ^ Frank Gehry – Sketches of Frank Gehry | American Masters | PBS
  75. ^ George Gershwin – About the Composer | American Masters | PBS
  76. ^ [9]
  77. ^ Allen Ginsberg – About Allen Ginsberg | American Masters | PBS
  78. ^ Lillian Gish – About Lillian Gish | American Masters | PBS
  79. ^ Philip Glass – GLASS: A Portrait of Philip Glass in Twelve Parts | American Masters | PBS
  80. ^ Sam Goldwyn – About Sam Goldwyn | American Masters | PBS
  81. ^ Benny Goodman – About Benny Goodman | American Masters | PBS
  82. ^ Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould – About the Film | American Masters | PBS
  83. ^ Martha Graham – About the Dancer | American Masters | PBS
  84. ^ 'https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/cary-grant/quotable-cary/618/
  85. ^ D.W. Griffith – About D.W. Griffith | American Masters | PBS
  86. ^ 'https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/woody-guthrie/aint-got-no-home/623/
  87. ^ [10]
  88. ^ Group Theatre – About the Group Theatre | American Masters | PBS
  89. ^ Merle Haggard – Learning to Live with Myself | American Masters | PBS
  90. ^ Dashiell Hammett – About Dashiell Hammett | American Masters | PBS
  91. ^ John Hammond – About John Hammond | American Masters | PBS
  92. ^ https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/marvin-hamlisch/film-marvin-hamlisch-what-he-did-for-love/2664/
  93. ^ Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart| American Masters | PBS
  94. ^ Helen Hayes – About Helen Hayes | American Masters | PBS
  95. ^ Lillian Hellman – About Lillian Hellman | American Masters | PBS
  96. ^ [11]
  97. ^ Ernest Hemingway – Reflections on Ernest Hemingway | American Masters | PBS
  98. ^ Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin' | American Masters | PBS
  99. ^ Don Hewitt – About Don Hewitt | American Masters | PBS
  100. ^ [12]
  101. ^ Al Hirschfeld – About Al Hirschfeld | American Masters | PBS
  102. ^ Alfred Hitchcock – About Alfred Hitchcock | American Masters | PBS
  103. ^ Hollywood Chinese ~ Video: Interview Outtakes | American Masters | PBS
  104. ^ David Hockney – The Colors of Music | American Masters | PBS
  105. ^ Billie Holiday – About the Singer | American Masters | PBS
  106. ^ "This Is Bob Hope…" American Masters (November 13, 2017). Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  107. ^ Lena Horne – About the Performer | American Masters | PBS
  108. ^ Zora Neale Hurston – Jump at the Sun | American Masters | PBS
  109. ^ [13]
  110. ^ Jasper Johns – About the Painter | American Masters | PBS
  111. ^ "American Masters (2012 Season) – Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance". WNET TV. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  112. ^ Philip Johnson – About Philip Johnson | American Masters | PBS
  113. ^ Bill T. Jones: A Good Man – About the Documentary Film | American Masters | PBS
  114. ^ Quincy Jones – The Story of an American Musician | American Masters | PBS
  115. ^ [14]
  116. ^ Julliard  [sic] – About Julliard | American Masters | PBS
  117. ^ Danny Kaye – About the Actor | American Masters | PBS
  118. ^ A Letter to Elia / Reflecting on Kazan | American Masters | PBS
  119. ^ Buster Keaton – About Buster Keaton | American Masters | PBS
  120. ^ Garrison Keillor – The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes | American Masters | PBS
  121. ^ Gene Kelly – Anatomy of a Dancer | American Masters | PBS
  122. ^ Andre Kertesz – About Andre Kertesz | American Masters | PBS
  123. ^ [15]
  124. ^ [16]
  125. ^ [17]
  126. ^ Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story | Full Film | American Masters | PBS
  127. ^ [18]
  128. ^ "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You | About the Film | American Masters | PBS". American Masters. 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2018-06-13. 
  129. ^ [19]
  130. ^ Harper Lee: Hey, Boo – About the Documentary | American Masters | PBS
  131. ^ Annie Leibovitz – Life Through A Lens | American Masters | PBS
  132. ^ LENNONYC – About the Film | American Masters | PBS
  133. ^ James Levine – About James Levine | American Masters | PBS
  134. ^ [20]
  135. ^ Harold Lloyd – About Harold Lloyd | American Masters | PBS
  136. ^ Cachao: Uno Mas – About the Film | American Masters | PBS
  137. ^ George Lucas – About George Lucas | American Masters | PBS
  138. ^ Henry Luce – Henry R. Luce and the Rise of the American News Media | American Masters | PBS
  139. ^ By Sidney Lumet | About the Film | American Masters | PBS
  140. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/10-things-we-learned-from-the-new-loretta-lynn-documentary-20160304
  141. ^ Norman Mailer – A Brief History of Norman Mailer | American Masters | PBS
  142. ^ Bob Marley – About Bob Marley | American Masters | PBS
  143. ^ Sanford Meisner – About Sanford Meisner | American Masters | PBS
  144. ^ Yehudi Menuhin – About Yehudi Menuhin | American Masters | PBS
  145. ^ Arthur Miller – None Without Sin | American Masters | PBS
  146. ^ Joni Mitchell – Joni Mitchell's Stylistic Journey | American Masters | PBS
  147. ^ Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel – About the Documentary | American Masters | PBS
  148. ^ Marilyn Monroe – Still Life | American Masters | PBS
  149. ^ Robert Motherwell – About Robert Motherwell | American Masters | PBS
  150. ^ John Muir in the New World – About the Documentary Film | American Masters | PBS
  151. ^ Edward R. Murrow – This Reporter | American Masters | PBS
  152. ^ Negro Ensemble Co. – About the Negro Ensemble Co. | American Masters | PBS
  153. ^ Willie Nelson – Still is Still Moving | American Masters | PBS
  154. ^ Bob Newhart – Interview with Bob Newhart | American Masters | PBS
  155. ^ Mike Nichols – About Mike Nichols | American Masters | PBS
  156. ^ http://www.thirteen.org/13pressroom/press-release/american-masters-mike-nichols-w-t/
  157. ^ Alwin Nikolais – About Alwin Nikolais | American Masters | PBS
  158. ^ Isamu Noguchi – About Isamu Noguchi | American Masters | PBS
  159. ^ "American Masters Season 21, Episode 1". TV Links. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  160. ^ Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune – About the Documentary | American Masters | PBS
  161. ^ Georgia O'Keeffe – About the Painter | American Masters | PBS
  162. ^ Eugene O'Neill – About Eugene O'Neill | American Masters | PBS
  163. ^ "American Masters Season 21, Episode 7". TV LInks. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  164. ^ Jack Paar – About Jack Paar | American Masters | PBS
  165. ^ Charlie Parker – About Charlie Parker | American Masters | PBS
  166. ^ Les Paul – Chasing Sound | American Masters | PBS
  167. ^ Pearl Jam Twenty – About the Documentary Film | American Masters | PBS
  168. ^ Gregory Peck – About Gregory Peck | American Masters | PBS
  169. ^ I.M. Pei – Building China Modern | American Masters | PBS
  170. ^ [21]
  171. ^ [22]
  172. ^ Edgar Allan Poe – About Edgar Allan Poe | American Masters | PBS
  173. ^ Edgar Allan Poe - Buried Alive | American Masters | PBS
  174. ^ Sidney Poitier – About Sidney Poitier | American Masters | PBS
  175. ^ Cole Porter – About the Musician and Composer | American Masters | PBS
  176. ^ Katherine Anne Porter – About Katherine Anne Porter | American Masters | PBS
  177. ^ Robert Rauschenberg – About the Artist | American Masters | PBS
  178. ^ Man Ray – Prophet of the Avant-Garde | American Masters | PBS
  179. ^ Lou Reed – About Lou Reed | American Masters | PBS
  180. ^ Federic Remington – About Frederic Remington | American Masters | PBS
  181. ^ Diego Rivera – About the Artist | American Masters | PBS
  182. ^ [23]
  183. ^ Jerome Robbins – Something to Dance About | American Masters | PBS
  184. ^ Paul Robeson – About the Actor | American Masters | PBS
  185. ^ Norman Rockwell – About Norman Rockwell | American Masters | PBS
  186. ^ Richard Rodgers – About Richard Rodgers | American Masters | PBS
  187. ^ Will Rogers – About Will Rogers | American Masters | PBS
  188. ^ "American Masters: Philip Roth: Unmasked". WNET TV. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  189. ^ Arthur Rubinstein – About Arthur Rubinstein | American Masters | PBS
  190. ^ Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw The Future | American Masters | PBS
  191. ^ Mort Sahl – About Mort Sahl | American Masters | PBS
  192. ^ Augustus Saint-Gaudens – About Augustus Saint-Gaudens | American Masters | PBS
  193. ^ "JD Salinger". PBS. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  194. ^ Waldo Salt – About Waldo Salt | American Masters | PBS
  195. ^ "American Masters (2012 Season)". WNET TV. Archived from the original on March 5, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  196. ^ Charles Schulz – Good Ol' Charles Schulz | American Masters | PBS
  197. ^ Martin Scorsese – About Martin Scorsese | American Masters | PBS
  198. ^ Pete Seeger – Introduction | American Masters | PBS
  199. ^ About Maurice Sendak | American Masters | PBS
  200. ^ Rod Serling – About Rod Serling | American Masters | PBS
  201. ^ Neil Simon – About Neil Simon | American Masters | PBS
  202. ^ Paul Simon – About Paul Simon | American Masters | PBS
  203. ^ Isaac Bashevis Singer – About Isaac Bashevis Singer | American Masters | PBS
  204. ^ W. Eugene Smith – About W. Eugene Smith | American Masters | PBS
  205. ^ [24]
  206. ^ Alfred Stieglitz – The Eloquent Eye | American Masters | PBS
  207. ^ Isaac Stern – About Isaac Stern | American Masters | PBS
  208. ^ George Stevens – About George Stevens | American Masters | PBS
  209. ^ Preston Sturges – About Preston Sturges | American Masters | PBS
  210. ^ William Styron – About William Styron | American Masters | PBS
  211. ^ Sun Records – Timeline | American Masters | PBS
  212. ^ Sweet Honey in the Rock – About Sweet Honey in the Rock | American Masters | PBS
  213. ^ Paul Taylor – About Paul Taylor | American Masters | PBS
  214. ^ "American Masters (2013 Season) – Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll". WNET TV. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  215. ^ "American Masters Season 24, Episode 1". TV Links. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  216. ^ Dalton Trumbo – Introduction to TRUMBO | American Masters | PBS
  217. ^ [25]
  218. ^ Sarah Vaughan – About Sarah Vaughan | American Masters | PBS
  219. ^ | American Masters | PBS
  220. ^ [26]
  221. ^ Andy Warhol – A Documentary Film | American Masters | PBS
  222. ^ "American Masters Season 21, Episode 14". TV Links. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  223. ^ "American Masters Season 21, Episode 13". TV Links. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  224. ^ Alice Waters – About Alice Waters | American Masters | PBS
  225. ^ Muddy Waters – Can't Be Satisfied | American Masters | PBS
  226. ^ Billy Wilder – About Billy Wilder | American Masters | PBS
  227. ^ Hank Williams – About Hank Williams | American Masters | PBS
  228. ^ [27]
  229. ^ Tennessee Williams – About Tennessee Williams | American Masters | PBS
  230. ^ [28]
  231. ^ [29]
  232. ^ [30]
  233. ^ Tyrus | American Masters | PBS
  234. ^ William Wyler – About William Wyler | American Masters | PBS
  235. ^ Neil Young – Don't Be Denied | American Masters | PBS

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