American Masters

Now in its 30th year, American Masters has produced an exceptional library of more than 160 television programs, bringing unique originality and perspective to exploring the lives and illuminating the creative journeys of our most enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists and filmmakers – those who have "left an indelible impression on our cultural landscape". Balancing a broad cast of characters and artistic approaches, while preserving historical authenticity and intellectual integrity, these portraits resonate the attention, style and substance each subject deserves. American Masters sustains high audience awareness and loyalty, averaging 2-to-5 million viewers per program.

Show Info

Network: United States PBS (1986 - now)
Schedule: Fridays at 21:00 (90 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Music
Created by: Susan Lacy

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Previous Episode

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Episode 34x01; Feb 25, 2020

Discover the man behind the legend. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
34x01: Miles Davis: Birth of the CoolFeb 25, 2020
33x12: N. Scott Momaday: Words from a BearNov 18, 2019
33x11: Rothko: Pictures Must Be MiraculousOct 25, 2019
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