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American Masters

The First Woman to Lead Arctic Expeditions

Louise Arner Boyd was a self-taught polar scientist and photographer, and the first American woman to lead Arctic expeditions, where she mapped uncharted regions of Greenland, creating photographs that provide critical information to climate change researchers today.

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Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha
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1:23:57
American Masters

Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

Jason Momoa narrates the story of five-time Olympic medalist and surfer Duke Kahanamoku.
Season 36 Episode 3
Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands
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1:53:01
American Masters

Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands

Explore the life of the famous singer who became an icon for the civil rights movement.
Season 36 Episode 2
Ailey
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1:23:21
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Ailey

The story of a visionary artist who found salvation through dance.
Season 36 Episode 1
Becoming Helen Keller (Extended Audio Description Version)
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1:36:11
American Masters

Becoming Helen Keller (Extended Audio Description Version)

Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.
Season 35 Episode 12
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
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1:28:42
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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It

Explore the life and 70-year career of the iconic Latina actor, performer and activist.
Season 35 Episode 10
Becoming Helen Keller
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1:22:50
American Masters

Becoming Helen Keller

Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.
Season 35 Episode 11