• 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 ...
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  • American Masters -- Remembering Diahann Carroll
    Remembering Diahann Carroll
    Remembering Diahann Carroll
    Remembering Diahann Carroll
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 — ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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.”
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  • 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."
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 ...
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  • American Masters -- Rita Moreno on Terrence McNally, plus Steinbeck's advice
    S33 E8: Rita Moreno on Terrence McNally, plus Steinbeck's advice
    Rita Moreno on how Terrence McNally owned who he was, and McNally on the advice ...
    Rita Moreno on how Terrence McNally owned who he was, and McNally on the advice that John Steinbeck gave him that he ignored.
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  • American Masters -- Edie Falco on "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune."
    S33 E8: Edie Falco on "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune."
    Edie Falco on Terrence McNally's gift for writing and what it was like for her ...
    Edie Falco on Terrence McNally's gift for writing and what it was like for her to star in the 2002 Broadway revival of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune."
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  • American Masters -- I.M. Pei In Memoriam
    I.M. Pei In Memoriam
    We mourn the loss of renowned architect I.M. Pei, subject of an American Masters ...
    We mourn the loss of renowned architect I.M. Pei, subject of an American Masters documentary in 2010. In this clip from American Masters—Alexander Calder¸ Pei discusses sculpture’s evolving ...
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  • American Masters -- Remembering Tim Conway
    Remembering Tim Conway
    The late actor and comedian Tim Conway remembers an extended riff he had about ...
    The late actor and comedian Tim Conway remembers an extended riff he had about two twin elephants during a rehearsal for "The Carol Burnett Show." This exclusive outtake is from American Masters – ...
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  • American Masters -- Garry Winogrand's "Public Relations" Project
    S33 E6: Garry Winogrand's "Public Relations" Project
    With his "Public Relations" project, Winogrand is considered to be among the ...
    With his "Public Relations" project, Winogrand is considered to be among the first to show that the event was of secondary importance to the photograph of the event. "Public Relations" is considered ...
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  • American Masters -- The Exhibition that Changed Modern Photography
    S33 E6: The Exhibition that Changed Modern Photography
    The New Documents exhibition established the three artists as important voices. ...
    The New Documents exhibition established the three artists as important voices. As curator John Szarkowski noted, they, “redirected the technique and aesthetic of documentary photography to more ...
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