• American Masters -- Journalist Unearths Audio Taped Hedy Interviews
    S32 E3: Journalist Unearths Audio Taped Hedy Interviews
    Journalist Fleming Meeks unearths never-before-heard audio tapes of Hollywood ...
    Journalist Fleming Meeks unearths never-before-heard audio tapes of Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr that reveal her misunderstood persona and technological savviness.
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  • American Masters -- It's Hedley!
    S32 E3: It's Hedley!
    Director Mel Brooks recounts how the antagonist of his 1974 classic Blazing ...
    Director Mel Brooks recounts how the antagonist of his 1974 classic Blazing Saddles ended up with a name conspicuously close to that of Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr.
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  • American Masters -- Interview with Director Alexandra Dean
    S32 E3: Interview with Director Alexandra Dean
    Director Alexandra Dean shares all the articles, photos and letters stashed away ...
    Director Alexandra Dean shares all the articles, photos and letters stashed away in her home that piece together the true story of Hedy Lamarr. Find out what Dean found frustrating during her research ...
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  • American Masters -- Hedy Lamarr and Howard Hughes' Relationship
    S32 E3: Hedy Lamarr and Howard Hughes' Relationship
    Hedy Lamarr and aviation tycoon Howard Hughes were romantically involved and ...
    Hedy Lamarr and aviation tycoon Howard Hughes were romantically involved and bonded over their love of invention. Hughes gave her complete access to his team of scientists to help her execute her ...
    0:02:41
  • American Masters -- Itzhak in theaters March 9 in New York City
    S32 E9: Itzhak in theaters March 9 in New York City
    Itzhak, a film centered on the life of musician Itzhak Perlman, opens in ...
    Itzhak, a film centered on the life of musician Itzhak Perlman, opens in theaters March 9. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose ...
    0:01:58
  • American Masters -- Against All Odds: Meet the Woman Behind American Masters
    Against All Odds: Meet the Woman Behind American Masters
    Susan Lacy, creator of American Masters, reflects on the beginnings of the ...
    Susan Lacy, creator of American Masters, reflects on the beginnings of the series, and how she secured a primetime slot in the summer of 1986. As a young, tenacious staffer at WNET, she saw the ...
    0:05:29
  • American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry's Inspiration for "A Raisin in the Sun"
    S32 E1: Lorraine Hansberry's Inspiration for "A Raisin in the Sun"
    Lorraine Hansberry drew inspiration from personal experience when she sat down ...
    Lorraine Hansberry drew inspiration from personal experience when she sat down to write a play about a working class family on the South Side of Chicago. See how she worked to find the words to ...
    0:02:29
  • American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry speaks out against injustice
    S32 E1: Lorraine Hansberry speaks out against injustice
    As "A Raisin in the Sun" broke new ground on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry raised ...
    As "A Raisin in the Sun" broke new ground on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry raised her voice for activism. Hear Lorraine Hansberry's speech of "sighted eyes and feeling heart" against injustice and ...
    0:02:03
  • American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry on being young, gifted and black
    S32 E1: Lorraine Hansberry on being young, gifted and black
    With her health failing, Lorraine Hansberry left the hospital to speak to the ...
    With her health failing, Lorraine Hansberry left the hospital to speak to the teenage winners of a national writing contest. She described the young writers as "young, gifted and black" - the words ...
    0:01:41
  • American Masters -- The Groundbreaking Broadway Casting of "A Raisin in the Sun"
    S32 E1: The Groundbreaking Broadway Casting of "A Raisin in the Sun"
    Sidney Poitier, Lloyd Richard and Ruby Dee reflect on the unprecedented casting ...
    Sidney Poitier, Lloyd Richard and Ruby Dee reflect on the unprecedented casting of black actors in the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."
    0:03:00
  • American Masters -- Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Visual Artist
    Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Visual Artist
    Visual artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh created "Stop Telling Women to Smile," an ...
    Visual artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh created "Stop Telling Women to Smile," an international street art series that tackles gender-based street harassment. She shares the source of her inspiration and ...
    0:05:55
  • American Masters -- Rakia Reynolds, Founder & CEO: Skai Blue Media
    Rakia Reynolds, Founder & CEO: Skai Blue Media
    Rakia Reynolds, founder and CEO of PR company Skai Blue Media, has worked with ...
    Rakia Reynolds, founder and CEO of PR company Skai Blue Media, has worked with and been inspired by clients such as Serena Williams, Ashley Graham and the hashtag #1000blackgirlbooks. She shares ...
    0:05:04
  • American Masters -- Five Reasons Bob Hope is a Comedic Genius
    S31 E10: Five Reasons Bob Hope is a Comedic Genius
    Get to know Bob Hope in this short video highlighting his incredible career and ...
    Get to know Bob Hope in this short video highlighting his incredible career and his groundbreaking contributions to the entertainment industry.
    0:01:58
  • American Masters -- How Bob Hope transformed monologue misfires
    S31 E10: How Bob Hope transformed monologue misfires
    Bob Hope was known for his off-the-cuff comedic style and quick wit. Comedian ...
    Bob Hope was known for his off-the-cuff comedic style and quick wit. Comedian Conan O'Brien and actor Tom Selleck discuss how Hope was a master of improvising when a joke didn't land or he fumbled a ...
    0:01:39
  • American Masters -- Learn how Bob Hope came up with his iconic standup routines
    S31 E10: Learn how Bob Hope came up with his iconic standup routines
    Journalist Richard Zoglin, comedy writer Robert Mills, and America's most ...
    Journalist Richard Zoglin, comedy writer Robert Mills, and America's most beloved amphibian, Kermit the Frog, discuss Bob Hope's groundbreaking improvisational style. His fast-paced monologues were ...
    0:01:04
  • American Masters -- Bob Hope, a model for public service in Hollywood
    S31 E10: Bob Hope, a model for public service in Hollywood
    Bob Hope's commitment to philanthropy changed the way Hollywood viewed the ...
    Bob Hope's commitment to philanthropy changed the way Hollywood viewed the responsibility of fame. "Many years he did from 100 to 150 benefits a year," says his daughter Linda Hope. He made it part of ...
    0:02:50
  • American Masters -- Molly Soda, Digital Performance Artist
    Molly Soda, Digital Performance Artist
    Best known for her book “Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Images Banned From ...
    Best known for her book “Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Images Banned From Instagram” which looks at Instagram and corporate social media image censorship, digital performance artist Molly Soda ...
    0:05:36
  • American Masters -- Sara Chipps, JavaScript Developer: CEO of Jewelbots
    Sara Chipps, JavaScript Developer: CEO of Jewelbots
    As co-founder of the non-profit Girl Develop It and co-founder and CEO of ...
    As co-founder of the non-profit Girl Develop It and co-founder and CEO of Jewelbots, technology-enabled jewelry for tween and teen girls, JavaScript developer Sara Chipps is actively working to ...
    0:06:09
  • American Masters -- Inspiring Woman: Political Strategist Ana Navarro
    Inspiring Woman: Political Strategist Ana Navarro
    Learn about the woman who pushed Ana Navarro to be the person she is today. ...
    Learn about the woman who pushed Ana Navarro to be the person she is today. Also, she's got some great advice from other women who may be interested in politics.
    0:01:00
  • American Masters -- Learn about the women who inspired Denis O'Hare growing up
    Learn about the women who inspired Denis O'Hare growing up
    Growing up, Denis O'Hare was surrounded and inspired by musicians. His ...
    Growing up, Denis O'Hare was surrounded and inspired by musicians. His grandmother was a flapper from the 1920s and '30s who played in an all-girl band. His mother was a church organist and his aunt ...
    0:02:18
  • American Masters -- Carmen de Lavallade's Inspiring Women
    Carmen de Lavallade's Inspiring Women
    American actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade tells the story ...
    American actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade tells the story of her cousin, ballet dancer Janet Collins. "There are times in your life when you want to give up, but she never did," ...
    0:06:11