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American Masters | Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character

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Watch Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10pm | Salute the entertainer who was a one-woman army of comedic characters: Carol Burnett.

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American Masters | Carole King: Natural Woman

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Watch Friday, February 19, 2016 at 9pm & Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3pm | Explore the hit singer-songwriter’s life and career from 1960s Brooklyn to ’70s California to now.

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American Masters | B.B. King: The Life of Riley

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Watch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 9pm & Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3pm | Explore B.B. King’s life and career through candid interviews with the blues legend and other stars.

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American Masters | Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'

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Watch Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11pm | Experience guitarist Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performances and interviews.

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American Masters | Mike Nichols

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Watch Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Meet one of America’s great directors, who discusses his life and 50-year artistic career.

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American Masters | Pedro E. Guerrero

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This installment of American Masters highlights the milestones in Pedro Guerrero’s life

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American Masters | Althea Gibson

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In recounting Gibson’s story, the filmmakers were meticulous in finding period imagery, including over 450 vintage photographs.

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American Masters | Harper Lee: Hey, Boo

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Watch Friday, July 10, 2015 at 9pm | Explore the mysterious life of Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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American Masters | Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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Watch Sunday, May 17, 2015 at noon | Explore, with Lange’s granddaughter, the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer’s life story.

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American Masters | Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

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Watch Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9pm & Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1pm | Discover the mysterious violin virtuoso through Itzhak Perlman, students and archival performances.

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American Masters | American Ballet Theatre: A History

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Watch Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:30pm | Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies.

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American Masters | August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

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Watch Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9pm | Examine the legacy of the man some call America’s Shakespeare.

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American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe—The Godmother of Rock & Roll

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Watch Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7pm on WORLD | Discover the life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe.

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PBS Arts from Chicago: American Masters | Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

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Watch Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7pm on WORLD | Bill T. Jones has been named "an irreplaceable treasure" by the The Dance Heritage Coalition.

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American Masters | Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

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Watch Friday, January 23, 2015 at 9pm | Journey through the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand with multi-talented conjurer Ricky Jay.

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