• American Masters -- Pedro E. Guerrero's Photographs Help Architect See a Problem
    S29 E7: Pedro E. Guerrero's Photographs Help Architect See a Problem
    In 1952 Frank Lloyd Wright built a spiraling cement-block house in Phoenix, AZ, ...
    In 1952 Frank Lloyd Wright built a spiraling cement-block house in Phoenix, AZ, for his son, David. When it was complete, Pedro E. Guerrero photographed the interior and exterior. Wright was troubled ...
    0:01:20
  • American Masters -- Alexander Calder: Works Photographed by Pedro E. Guerrero
    S29 E7: Alexander Calder: Works Photographed by Pedro E. Guerrero
    Photographs of Alexander Calder's mobile and stabile sculptures in open ...
    Photographs of Alexander Calder's mobile and stabile sculptures in open landscapes, at Lincoln Center in New York City, and in Spoleto, Italy, show how Pedro E. Guerrero captured the art works' ...
    0:02:19
  • American Masters -- Filmmaker Interview on Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero
    S29 E7: Filmmaker Interview on Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero
    Raymond Telles and Yvan Iturriaga are co-directors and co-producers of American ...
    Raymond Telles and Yvan Iturriaga are co-directors and co-producers of American Masters — Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey. The filmmakers conducted an original interview with Guerrero ...
    0:05:30
  • American Masters -- Filmmaker Interview with Rex Miller: Making "Althea"
    S29 E6: Filmmaker Interview with Rex Miller: Making "Althea"
    A photograph of his mother standing next to Althea Gibson, and his mother's ...
    A photograph of his mother standing next to Althea Gibson, and his mother's pride at having played once against the tennis champion, are the origins of Rex Miller's interest in Gibson. Gibson's tennis ...
    0:02:45
  • American Masters -- Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills
    S29 E6: Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills
    Althea Gibson is seen in home movies at the esteemed West Side Tennis Club in ...
    Althea Gibson is seen in home movies at the esteemed West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, a mecca of tennis and national championships. The footage was taken by Bob Davis, her practice partner, who ...
    0:01:49
  • American Masters -- Althea: Race in the Sport of Tennis
    S29 E6: Althea: Race in the Sport of Tennis
    Althea Gibson was one of the country's best tennis players at a time when, ...
    Althea Gibson was one of the country's best tennis players at a time when, because of her race, she wouldn't be granted membership to most tennis clubs. Though race concerned the tennis world, it ...
    0:01:21
  • American Masters -- Harper Lee Live Q&A: Joy Brown and Mary McDonagh Murphy
    S29 E5: Harper Lee Live Q&A: Joy Brown and Mary McDonagh Murphy
    Questions about Harper Lee, her history and her new novel Go Set a Watchman are ...
    Questions about Harper Lee, her history and her new novel Go Set a Watchman are answered in a live Q&A with Harper Lee: American Masters filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy and Lee’s friend and ...
    0:30:11
  • American Masters -- Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman
    Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman
    Harper Lee: American Masters director Mary McDonagh Murphy met author Harper Lee ...
    Harper Lee: American Masters director Mary McDonagh Murphy met author Harper Lee on June 30, 2015, in Monroeville, Alabama, before the release of Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman, on July 14, ...
    0:13:00
  • American Masters -- Ric Burns: Filmmaker Interview on American Ballet Theatre
    S29 E4: Ric Burns: Filmmaker Interview on American Ballet Theatre
    In this filmmaker interview, Ric Burns describes what camera techniques he used ...
    In this filmmaker interview, Ric Burns describes what camera techniques he used to capture the ephemeral nature of dance on film, as well as how he came to discover ballet through the process of ...
    0:10:03
  • American Masters -- Seeking Perfection in Ballet
    S29 E4: Seeking Perfection in Ballet
    In this film outtake, Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer at American Ballet ...
    In this film outtake, Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, performs excerpts from Benjamin Millepied's "Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once" (2009). Kevin McKenzie, artistic ...
    0:02:55
  • American Masters -- Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre Soloist
    S29 E4: Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre Soloist
    Misty Copeland joined American Ballet Theatre in 2001 and is its third ...
    Misty Copeland joined American Ballet Theatre in 2001 and is its third African-American female soloist and the first in two decades. Ric Burns’ documentary on the 75-year history of the preeminent ...
    0:01:16
  • American Masters -- American Ballet Theatre in the Rehearsal Studio
    S29 E4: American Ballet Theatre in the Rehearsal Studio
    Step inside the rehearsal studios as American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director ...
    Step inside the rehearsal studios as American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie guides principal dancers Julie Kent and Ethan Stiefel in a duet.
    0:02:17
  • American Masters -- How Ballet Dancers Partner and Rehearse
    S29 E4: How Ballet Dancers Partner and Rehearse
    American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes ...
    American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes rehearse a section of Pillar of Fire by Antony Tudor. They describe their partnering work and friendship that has formed ...
  • American Masters -- Dancer Julie Kent on Beauty and Humanity
    S29 E4: Dancer Julie Kent on Beauty and Humanity
    Julie Kent, principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, joined the company in ...
    Julie Kent, principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, joined the company in 1985 and will retire in 2015 after the company's spring season at Lincoln Center. In this film excerpt, she recalls a ...
    0:01:58
  • American Masters -- The Language of Ballet: French and Fit for a King
    S29 E4: The Language of Ballet: French and Fit for a King
    The language of the ballet is in French; it all began in France with King Louis ...
    The language of the ballet is in French; it all began in France with King Louis XIV in the 17th century. Wherever ballet is studied, the names of the steps are in French: tendu, grande battement, ...
    0:02:41
  • American Masters -- The Choreographers of American Ballet Theatre
    S29 E4: The Choreographers of American Ballet Theatre
    "Every single choreographer of importance in 20th century made their mark in the ...
    "Every single choreographer of importance in 20th century made their mark in the first decade of American Ballet Theatre," explains current artist-in-residence, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. Dance ...
    0:02:01
  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita Encore Song
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita Encore Song
    In 1923 violinist Jascha Heifetz was in Mexico City and realized he didn't have ...
    In 1923 violinist Jascha Heifetz was in Mexico City and realized he didn't have any work by a Mexican composer on his program. While in a cafe, he heard a musician sing a popular song written by ...
    0:01:18
  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz Concerts for 1923 Japan Earthquake Victims
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz Concerts for 1923 Japan Earthquake Victims
    Jascha Heifetz traveled to Japan in 1923, weeks after the earthquake on ...
    Jascha Heifetz traveled to Japan in 1923, weeks after the earthquake on September 1 that devastated Tokyo, Yokohama and the Kanto region, with casualties near 143,000. He gave outdoor performances ...
    0:01:23
  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz Lives the Good Life
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz Lives the Good Life
    "After I came to America, my one aim, it seems, was to enjoy myself," said the ...
    "After I came to America, my one aim, it seems, was to enjoy myself," said the violinist whose fame grew with his Carnegie Hall debut and first audio recordings made in 1917. Heifetz bought a large ...
    0:00:58
  • American Masters -- Filmmaker Peter Rosen on Key Assets of Jascha Heifetz Film
    S29 E3: Filmmaker Peter Rosen on Key Assets of Jascha Heifetz Film
    Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen describes his three key assets ...
    Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen describes his three key assets for making the documentary Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler: the home movies by Heifetz that Rosen discovered; a set ...
    0:05:34
  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz: Patriotic Service During World War II
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz: Patriotic Service During World War II
    Jascha Heifetz not only had a daily ritual of raising the U.S. flag at his home. ...
    Jascha Heifetz not only had a daily ritual of raising the U.S. flag at his home. He also toured extensively for the USO during World War II. Ayke Agus, his accompanist and longtime companion, shares ...
    0:02:08