American Masters

Maya Angelou | American Masters

Feb 14, 2018
Dr. Maya Angelou
Courtesy of Getty / PBS

Fri., Feb. 16 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Journey through the prolific life of the ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.

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.