American Masters

American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

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Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

01:49:28

Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.



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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Audio Descriptive Version)

01:49:28

Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.

Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

01:23:55

Trace the life and groundbreaking career of the unstoppable musical icon.

Twyla Moves

01:22:31

Explore choreographer Twyla Tharp’s career and famously rigorous creative process.

Flannery

01:23:23

Explore the world of a literary icon whose fiction was unlike anything published before.

Masters of Drag: Julian Eltinge

04:45

Julian Eltinge was a female impersonator who was once America's highest paid performer.

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio: This Is the Way We Rise

12:16

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a Kanaka Maoli wahine poet, activist, and academic.