American Masters

Tyrus | American Masters

Sep 6, 2017
Portrait of Tyrus Wong.
Courtesy of Unkown / PBS

Fri., Sept. 8 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Discover the art, life and enduring impact of the Chinese American painter behind “Bambi.”

Sitting around a table laughing
Courtesy of The Wynn family and the James Beard Foundation / PBS

Fri. May 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Experience a century of food through the life of one man, James Beard (1903-1985). Followed by an encore of American Masters: Julia Child.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Mar 16, 2017
Dorothea Lange sitting on car
The Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division / PBS

Tue. Mar. 21 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore, with Lange’s granddaughter, the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer’s life story on American Masters. 

Courtesy of CBS Photo Archive / PBS

Tue Oct. 25 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 |Discover how the prolific “All in the Family” creator effected social change through his sitcoms.

Janis Joplin: American Masters

May 2, 2016
Courtesy of Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images / PBS

Tue. May 3 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Observe Janis Joplin’s life through intimate letters and rare footage in the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer. 

Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

Mar 22, 2016
Courtesy of David McClister

Fri. Mar. 25 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Journey with the Coal Miner’s Daughter country legend on her hard-fought road to stardom.

Mike Nichols: America Masters

Jan 25, 2016
Courtesy of Everett Collection / PBS

Fri. Jan. 29 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Meet one of America’s great directors, who discusses his life and 50-year artistic career.