• American Masters -- How Miles Davis Recorded "Kind of Blue"
    S34 E1: How Miles Davis Recorded "Kind of Blue"
    Miles Davis didn't provide sheet music for his musicians during the recording of ...
    Miles Davis didn't provide sheet music for his musicians during the recording of his iconic album "Kind of Blue." He said that "I didn't write out the music for 'Kind of Blue.' But brought in sketches ...
    0:02:27
  • American Masters -- How N. Scott Momaday Connected with his Kiowa Ancestry
    S33 E12: How N. Scott Momaday Connected with his Kiowa Ancestry
    In this clip from American Masters — N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear, the ...
    In this clip from American Masters — N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear, the writer discusses how riding his horse on the same plains as his ancestors opened up his imagination.
    0:01:16
  • American Masters -- Indigenous Groups at the Forefront of Climate Action
    S33 E12: Indigenous Groups at the Forefront of Climate Action
    N. Scott Momaday, Jeff Bridges, and Robert Redford discuss the historic role ...
    N. Scott Momaday, Jeff Bridges, and Robert Redford discuss the historic role Indigenous groups have played in fighting to protect our planet
    0:01:52
  • American Masters -- The First Native American to Win the Pulitzer
    S33 E12: The First Native American to Win the Pulitzer
    When N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for his book "House Made of Dawn," ...
    When N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for his book "House Made of Dawn," it was a victory for the entire Native American community. Hear Jeff Bridges, Joy Harjo, Robert Redford and James Earl ...
    0:02:43
  • American Masters -- Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb on Creating Abstract Art
    S33 E11: Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb on Creating Abstract Art
    When a New York Times art critic reviewed Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb's ...
    When a New York Times art critic reviewed Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb's work, the artists responded with a letter that became a manifesto on abstract art. In it, they stressed being in favor of ...
    0:01:22
  • American Masters -- How Abstract Expressionism Changed American Art
    S33 E11: How Abstract Expressionism Changed American Art
    In post World War II New York City, a new group of artists including Mark ...
    In post World War II New York City, a new group of artists including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, & Clyfford Still started a movement known as Abstract ...
    0:01:57
  • American Masters -- Why Mark Rothko Came to America
    S33 E11: Why Mark Rothko Came to America
    Born Marcus Rothkowitz in Dvinsk, Russia, on September 25, 1903, Rothko ...
    Born Marcus Rothkowitz in Dvinsk, Russia, on September 25, 1903, Rothko emigrated to Portland, Oregon, with his family at age 10. Learn more in this clip from American Masters —Rothko: Pictures Must ...
    0:02:42
  • American Masters -- Remembering Diahann Carroll
    Remembering Diahann Carroll
    Remembering Diahann Carroll
    Remembering Diahann Carroll
    0:02:13
  • American Masters -- How Raúl Juliá got his sister into Studio 54
    S33 E10: How Raúl Juliá got his sister into Studio 54
    Raúl Juliá's younger sister Maria recalls the story of going to the exclusive ...
    Raúl Juliá's younger sister Maria recalls the story of going to the exclusive New York City club Studio 54 with her famous older brother.
    0:01:27
  • American Masters -- How Raúl Juliá Influenced Esai Morales
    S33 E10: How Raúl Juliá Influenced Esai Morales
    Esai Morales looks back at the legacy of his friend and co-star Raúl Juliá, ...
    Esai Morales looks back at the legacy of his friend and co-star Raúl Juliá, and discusses what made him acting and the energy he had as a performer.
    0:01:03
  • American Masters -- Edward James Olmos on Raúl Juliá
    S33 E10: Edward James Olmos on Raúl Juliá
    In an outtake from Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage, Edward James Olmos ...
    In an outtake from Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage, Edward James Olmos recalls watching his friend Raúl Juliá spontaneously perform Shakespeare on tabletops in bars.
    0:01:37
  • American Masters -- Ben DeJesus Sheds Light on Latino Stories
    S33 E10: Ben DeJesus Sheds Light on Latino Stories
    Director of Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage Ben DeJesus discusses the ...
    Director of Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage Ben DeJesus discusses the importance of Raúl Juliá's story and his cultural impact as a performer and activist.
    0:01:50
  • American Masters -- Raúl Juliá and Meryl Streep Go Head-to-Head
    S33 E10: Raúl Juliá and Meryl Streep Go Head-to-Head
    Two of the greatest actors of their generation unleash their powers in this clip ...
    Two of the greatest actors of their generation unleash their powers in this clip from Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage that features rare, archival footage of Joseph Papp's 1978 Shakespeare in the ...
    0:03:00
  • American Masters -- Rita Moreno & Edward James Olmos on the discrimination
    S33 E10: Rita Moreno & Edward James Olmos on the discrimination
    Rubén Blades, Andy Garcia, and others discuss how Raúl Juliá overcame ...
    Rubén Blades, Andy Garcia, and others discuss how Raúl Juliá overcame discrimination to make a name for himself as an actor — without losing his Puerto Rican accent or changing his name — ...
    0:02:06
  • American Masters -- Toni Morrison In Memoriam
    Toni Morrison In Memoriam
    American Masters mourns the loss of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author ...
    American Masters mourns the loss of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, she published 11 acclaimed ...
    0:26:44
  • American Masters -- 2019 Emmy Award Nominees Reel
    2019 Emmy Award Nominees Reel
    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has nominated American ...
    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has nominated American Masters for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.”
    0:00:30
  • American Masters -- Ursula K. Le Guin's Passionate Acceptance Speech
    S33 E9: Ursula K. Le Guin's Passionate Acceptance Speech
    Author Ursula K. Le Guin shares her National Books Award with all the writers ...
    Author Ursula K. Le Guin shares her National Books Award with all the writers "who were excluded from literature for so long."
    0:01:58
  • American Masters -- Learn About Ursula K. Le Guin's Predecessor to Harry Potter
    S33 E9: Learn About Ursula K. Le Guin's Predecessor to Harry Potter
    Watch to learn why Neil Gaiman thinks Harry Potter wouldn't have existed without ...
    Watch to learn why Neil Gaiman thinks Harry Potter wouldn't have existed without Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel she published in 1968 featuring a wizard school.
    0:02:45
  • American Masters -- In Memoriam: Harold Prince
    In Memoriam: Harold Prince
    In this 1997 interview outtake from American Masters – Leonard Bernstein: ...
    In this 1997 interview outtake from American Masters – Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note, Hal Prince talks about the intense collaborative nature of the musical form.
    0:00:55
  • American Masters -- Choral Music Conductor Robert Shaw Was Self-Taught
    S33 E7: Choral Music Conductor Robert Shaw Was Self-Taught
    Robert Shaw became popular in an intensely competitive business where musical ...
    Robert Shaw became popular in an intensely competitive business where musical pedigree is highly valued. And yet, he was not a gifted singer and lacked formal training as a keyboardist and conductor.
    0:01:59
  • American Masters -- Robert Shaw Was an Early Champion of Civil Rights
    S33 E7: Robert Shaw Was an Early Champion of Civil Rights
    Robert Shaw's integrated chorales were among the first to break the color ...
    Robert Shaw's integrated chorales were among the first to break the color barrier in the American South. He took his inspiring music on the road, bringing his ensembles to small towns across America ...
    0:02:07