• American Masters -- Maybelle Stephens Mitchell, Southern Suffragist
    S26 E3: Maybelle Stephens Mitchell, Southern Suffragist
    The most important person in Margaret Mitchell's life was her mother Maybelle ...
    The most important person in Margaret Mitchell's life was her mother Maybelle Stephens Mitchell. Maybelle was a powerful public figure who fought in the first two decades of the 20th century to get ...
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  • American Masters -- The Grand Premiere
    S26 E3: The Grand Premiere
    The premiere of the blockbuster movie Gone With the Wind took place in Atlanta ...
    The premiere of the blockbuster movie Gone With the Wind took place in Atlanta on December 15, 1939. With crowds swelling to the hundreds of thousands, it was apparent the South had been waiting a ...
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  • American Masters -- Pat Conroy: My Mother and Gone With The Wind
    S26 E3: Pat Conroy: My Mother and Gone With The Wind
    One of the great writers of our time, Pat Conroy tells a poignant story of ...
    One of the great writers of our time, Pat Conroy tells a poignant story of growing up in the South and listening to his mother read Gone With the Wind with heartfelt emotion and joy. The author of The ...
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  • American Masters -- Mark Childress on To Kill a Mockingbird
    S29 E5: Mark Childress on To Kill a Mockingbird
    Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama, describes how Harper Lee's ...
    Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama, describes how Harper Lee's protagonist Scout Finch, the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird, was a radical voice of change in the segregated south of his ...
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  • American Masters -- Wally Lamb on To Kill a Mockingbird
    S29 E5: Wally Lamb on To Kill a Mockingbird
    Wally Lamb, author of the critically acclaimed She's Come Undone and I Know This ...
    Wally Lamb, author of the critically acclaimed She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True and former Director of Creative Writing at University of Connecticut, discusses Scout's universally ...
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  • American Masters -- Richard Russo on To Kill a Mockingbird
    S29 E5: Richard Russo on To Kill a Mockingbird
    Novelist Richard Russo describes how he reluctantly read To Kill a Mockingbird ...
    Novelist Richard Russo describes how he reluctantly read To Kill a Mockingbird as a student in Catholic school. Russo explains how the relationships described in the book influenced him as a writer ...
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  • American Masters -- James McBride on To Kill a Mockingbird
    S29 E5: James McBride on To Kill a Mockingbird
    James McBride, author of the memoir The Color of Water, discusses how Harper Lee ...
    James McBride, author of the memoir The Color of Water, discusses how Harper Lee used the voice of her protagonists in To Kill a Mockingbird to bravely provide an accessible and radical point of view ...
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  • American Masters -- The Blues Brothers Band Remembers Cab Calloway
    S26 E2: The Blues Brothers Band Remembers Cab Calloway
    Lou Marini (saxophone), Steve Cropper (guitar), and Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass) ...
    Lou Marini (saxophone), Steve Cropper (guitar), and Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass) tell a story about a time when Cab Calloway sang "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess while walking to their respective ...
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  • American Masters -- Cab Calloway vs. Dizzy Gillespie
    S26 E2: Cab Calloway vs. Dizzy Gillespie
    Jazz writer Gary Giddens and jazz critic/cultural historian Stanley Crouch tell ...
    Jazz writer Gary Giddens and jazz critic/cultural historian Stanley Crouch tell one of the great stories about the rivalry between Cab Calloway and Dizzy Gillespie, both eccentric performers in their ...
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  • American Masters -- Danny Holgate plays Gershwin
    S26 E2: Danny Holgate plays Gershwin
    Danny Holgate plays a section of George Gershwin's "Ain't Necesarily So" from ...
    Danny Holgate plays a section of George Gershwin's "Ain't Necesarily So" from Porgy and Bess, a song sung by a Cab inspired character, in an outtake from the documentary Cab Calloway: Sketches. Cab ...
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  • American Masters -- Chris Calloway Brooks Discuss His Grandfather
    S26 E2: Chris Calloway Brooks Discuss His Grandfather
    Chris Calloway Brooks, musician and current director of the Cab Calloway ...
    Chris Calloway Brooks, musician and current director of the Cab Calloway Orchestra, discusses his grandfather Cab Calloway's accomplishments and style. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally ...
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  • American Masters -- Cab Calloway's Straight Hair
    S26 E2: Cab Calloway's Straight Hair
    Horn player Gerald Wilson, jazz writer Gary Giddens, and jazz critic/cultural ...
    Horn player Gerald Wilson, jazz writer Gary Giddens, and jazz critic/cultural historian Stanley Crouch discuss how Cab's straight hair, unusual in people of African American descent, and his ability ...
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  • American Masters -- Steve Brodner sketches Cab Calloway Part 2
    S26 E3: Steve Brodner sketches Cab Calloway Part 2
    Stever Brodner creates a second sketch of Cab Calloway to Calloway's classic hit ...
    Stever Brodner creates a second sketch of Cab Calloway to Calloway's classic hit "Minnie The Moocher" for the documentary AMERICAN MASTERS Cab Calloway: Sketches, premiering nationally Monday, ...
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  • American Masters -- Steve Brodner sketches Cab Calloway Part 1
    S26 E3: Steve Brodner sketches Cab Calloway Part 1
    Watch Steve Brodner create one of the sketches used in the documentary AMERICAN ...
    Watch Steve Brodner create one of the sketches used in the documentary AMERICAN MASTERS Cab Calloway: Sketches to the soundtrack of Cab Calloway's "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House."Cab ...
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  • American Masters -- Interview with Kenneth Bowser
    S26 E2: Interview with Kenneth Bowser
    Emmy Award nominated director Kenneth Bowser explains why he chose to make a ...
    Emmy Award nominated director Kenneth Bowser explains why he chose to make a documentary about Phil Ochs, why he seems to have been written out of the history of folk music, and the unique way that ...
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  • American Masters -- Interview with Christopher Hitchens
    S26 E1: Interview with Christopher Hitchens
    Before his untimely passing on December 15, 2011, author and journalist ...
    Before his untimely passing on December 15, 2011, author and journalist Christopher Hitchens sat for an interview for Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune, airing January 23 at 10 pm (check local ...
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  • American Masters -- Interview with Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
    S25 E9: Interview with Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
    Directors Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey discuss the making of Charles & Ray Eames: ...
    Directors Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey discuss the making of Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter and how they took a visual approach towards documenting these two great designers. ...
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  • American Masters -- Eames Outtakes: L.A. Unrestrained
    S25 E9: Eames Outtakes: L.A. Unrestrained
    In archival footage from "An Eames Celebration," a film for WNET created in ...
    In archival footage from "An Eames Celebration," a film for WNET created in 1973, Charles Eames describes the city of Los Angeles as an illustration of what happens when design lacks constraints. ...
    0:03:08
  • American Masters -- Eames Outtakes: Having Fun
    S25 E9: Eames Outtakes: Having Fun
    In archival footage from "An Eames Celebration," a film for WNET created in ...
    In archival footage from "An Eames Celebration," a film for WNET created in 1973, Ray Eames struggles to describe any activities that give her more joy than success in their projects and works. ...
    0:02:39
  • American Masters -- Eames Outtakes: Ray Driving
    S25 E9: Eames Outtakes: Ray Driving
    Friends recount that Ray Eames was so obsessed with the visual world around her ...
    Friends recount that Ray Eames was so obsessed with the visual world around her that she couldn't keep her eyes on the road. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the ...
    0:01:52
  • American Masters -- Eames Outtakes: Cranbrook
    S25 E9: Eames Outtakes: Cranbrook
    Charles and Ray met at the Cranbrook academy in Michigan. But they also absorbed ...
    Charles and Ray met at the Cranbrook academy in Michigan. But they also absorbed an approach to design there that had a profound affect on their later work. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray ...
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