• American Masters -- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
    S30 E3: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
    King didn't like the idea of a musical about herself until she read the book for ...
    King didn't like the idea of a musical about herself until she read the book for the show by Douglas McGrath. The storyline not only covers the work of King and her former husband and writing partner ...
  • American Masters -- Carole King: A Teenage Songwriter in the Music Business
    S30 E3: Carole King: A Teenage Songwriter in the Music Business
    Carole King, songwriters and friends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and others ...
    Carole King, songwriters and friends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and others describe the music business and work of songwriters in the 1950s and 1960s. As a 16-year-old living in Queens, King would ...
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  • American Masters -- The Making of Carole King's Album "Tapestry"
    S30 E3: The Making of Carole King's Album "Tapestry"
    Singer-songwriter Carole King recorded the Grammy Award-winning solo "Tapestry" ...
    Singer-songwriter Carole King recorded the Grammy Award-winning solo "Tapestry" album in 1971 with background vocals and instrumentation by James Taylor and Joni Mitchell among others. The recording ...
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  • American Masters -- Making B.B. King: The Life of Riley - Director Interview
    S30 E2: Making B.B. King: The Life of Riley - Director Interview
    Jon Brewer, the director/producer of B.B. King: The Life of Riley, describes ...
    Jon Brewer, the director/producer of B.B. King: The Life of Riley, describes how the first documentary on the blues legend came to be, his experience of filming B.B., and how his own background in ...
  • American Masters -- B.B. King's Funeral Procession
    S30 E2: B.B. King's Funeral Procession
    In this web extra footage from the director of "B.B. King: The Life of Riley," ...
    In this web extra footage from the director of "B.B. King: The Life of Riley," see B.B. King's funeral procession, which traveled from Memphis, Tennessee, to his final resting place in Indianola, ...
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  • American Masters -- B.B. King's Start in Memphis: WDIA Radio
    S30 E2: B.B. King's Start in Memphis: WDIA Radio
    B.B. King tells the story of how a product jingle got him a gig at WDIA in ...
    B.B. King tells the story of how a product jingle got him a gig at WDIA in Memphis, TN, the country's first radio station to program exclusively for African-Americans. King approached the white ...
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  • American Masters -- B.B. King's Distinctive Guitar Playing
    S30 E2: B.B. King's Distinctive Guitar Playing
    See and hear B.B. King in performance while musicians share the same response to ...
    See and hear B.B. King in performance while musicians share the same response to the King of the Blues' artistry: they can recognize B.B. King is playing by hearing just one note of his guitar. This ...
    0:01:33
  • American Masters -- Meryl Streep Interview: Working with Director Mike Nichols
    S30 E1: Meryl Streep Interview: Working with Director Mike Nichols
    Meryl Streep describes working with Mike Nichols, who directed her in his films ...
    Meryl Streep describes working with Mike Nichols, who directed her in his films Silkwood (1983), Heartburn (1986), Postcards From the Edge (1990), and in the HBO miniseries Angels In America (2004). ...
  • American Masters -- Mike Nichols: Interview with Producer Julian Schlossberg
    S30 E1: Mike Nichols: Interview with Producer Julian Schlossberg
    See behind-the-scenes footage of producer Julian Schlossberg interviewing ...
    See behind-the-scenes footage of producer Julian Schlossberg interviewing director Mike Nichols. The interview became an important part of the film Mike Nichols: An American Master. Schlossberg is a ...
    0:05:02
  • American Masters -- Mike Nichols' Laugh
    S30 E1: Mike Nichols' Laugh
    Director and comedian Mike Nichols was famous for his hearty laugh, which often ...
    Director and comedian Mike Nichols was famous for his hearty laugh, which often turned into tears, and is why he always kept a handkerchief nearby. Alec Baldwin, playwright Neil Simon, Matthew ...
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  • American Masters -- Mike Nichols and "The Graduate"
    S30 E1: Mike Nichols and "The Graduate"
    Mike Nichols won an Academy Award for directing "The Graduate," his second film, ...
    Mike Nichols won an Academy Award for directing "The Graduate," his second film, released in December 1967. Nichols learned about directing from Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg. Dustin Hoffman, the young ...
    0:01:17
  • American Masters -- Laurie Anderson: On Identity and Her God Complex
    S29 E9: Laurie Anderson: On Identity and Her God Complex
    "I am a New Yorker one, I’m an artist two, I’m a woman three,” says Laurie ...
    "I am a New Yorker one, I’m an artist two, I’m a woman three,” says Laurie Anderson in this excerpt from The Women's List. The artist best known for her pioneering electronic music admits she ...
    0:01:28
  • American Masters -- Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Women's List
    S29 E9: Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Women's List
    Photographer-filmmaker Timothy Greenfield Sanders uses a large format Deardorff ...
    Photographer-filmmaker Timothy Greenfield Sanders uses a large format Deardorff camera and shoots just six to eight frames for his portraits. For the women in The Women's List, he has created 15 ...
    0:03:53
  • American Masters -- Comedian Margaret Cho on Her Parents
    S29 E9: Comedian Margaret Cho on Her Parents
    In an outtake from The Women's List, Margaret Cho speaks about her parents' ...
    In an outtake from The Women's List, Margaret Cho speaks about her parents' openness to the gay community and to Cho's bisexuality, and about their distinct accents. Cho is an American comedian, ...
    0:02:18
  • American Masters -- Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson on Inspiration and Deadlines
    S29 E9: Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson on Inspiration and Deadlines
    Betsey Johnson is an award-winning fashion designer known for her whimsical and ...
    Betsey Johnson is an award-winning fashion designer known for her whimsical and feminine designs. She began her career in New York City in the 60s and was part of Andy Warhol’s underground scene. In ...
    0:01:18
  • American Masters -- Rosie Perez: Roles for Women of Color, Over 40
    S29 E9: Rosie Perez: Roles for Women of Color, Over 40
    Rosie Perez is an Oscar-nominated actress who starred in such films as White Men ...
    Rosie Perez is an Oscar-nominated actress who starred in such films as White Men Can’t Jump, Fearless and Do the Right Thing. Perez started her performance career as a dancer and went on to ...
    0:01:04
  • American Masters -- Pedro E. Guerrero's Frank Lloyd Wright Photographs
    S29 E7: Pedro E. Guerrero's Frank Lloyd Wright Photographs
    Pedro E. Guerrero began his career by photographing Frank Lloyd Wright's ...
    Pedro E. Guerrero began his career by photographing Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ, skillfully capturing texture and depth in a two-dimensional medium. Architectural photographer ...
    0:02:26
  • American Masters -- Photography Work in the Mad Men Era - Pedro E. Guerrero
    S29 E7: Photography Work in the Mad Men Era - Pedro E. Guerrero
    Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero talks about his magazine assignments in the 1950s ...
    Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero talks about his magazine assignments in the 1950s and 60s. When he first came to New York in the late 1940s, his portfolio was nearly exclusively photos of impressive ...
    0:01:58
  • American Masters -- Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, Master of Interior Lighting
    S29 E7: Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, Master of Interior Lighting
    Pedro E. Guerrero rose above challenges to make his interior lighting look ...
    Pedro E. Guerrero rose above challenges to make his interior lighting look natural, which architect Frank Lloyd Wright valued highly and is why Guerrero shot so many of Wright's buildings across the ...
    0:02:25
  • American Masters -- Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero and Sculptor Louise Nevelson
    S29 E7: Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero and Sculptor Louise Nevelson
    Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero describes the working style and art works of New ...
    Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero describes the working style and art works of New York City sculptor Louise Nevelson, with whom he collaborated. Her black-on-black works were particularly challenging to ...
    0:02:33
  • American Masters -- Pedro E. Guerrero's Photographs of a Connecticut Church
    S29 E7: Pedro E. Guerrero's Photographs of a Connecticut Church
    Pedro E. Guerrero lived for many years in Connecticut, where he photographed ...
    Pedro E. Guerrero lived for many years in Connecticut, where he photographed modern homes and interiors for magazine assignments. In this outtake, see photographs documenting The United Church of ...
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