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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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American Masters | Bing Crosby Rediscovered

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Watch Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9pm | Discover the life and legend of the entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews.

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:30pm | Take a hilarious year-long ride with iconic comedian Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life.

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The Boomer List: American Masters

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Watch Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9pm | Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964.

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American Masters | Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

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Watch Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9pm | Laugh along as comedy giant Mel Brooks shares stories about his personal life and career.

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American Masters | Tanaquil Le Clercq Afternoon of a Faun

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Watch Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10pm | Survey the career of a ballerina who inspired Balanchine and Robbins before she succumbed to polio.

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American Masters | Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character

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Watch Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 1pm | Salute the entertainer who was a one-woman army of comedic characters: Carol Burnett.

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American Masters | Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

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Watch Friday, May 16, 2014 at 9pm | Explore the tall-tale life of participatory journalist and Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton.

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American Masters | Judy Garland, By Myself

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Watch Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:30pm | Watch as Judy Garland gets center stage all to herself.

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