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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

(Stream the program above, or watch using the PBS App on your Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Kindle or Fire, or your computer and mobile devices.)

From his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway, this program captures the legacy of the man some call America's Shakespeare. This film tells of the triumphs and struggles along the path to such seminal works as the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences and The Piano Lesson. Directed by Emmy winner Samuel Pollard (When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts; Slavery by Another Name).

Featured Programs


American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Godmother of Rock & Roll | Stream Now

2 Sunday, February 1, 11pm


American Masters: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth | Stream Now

2 Sunday, February 8, 11pm


Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Black Americana | Watch a preview

2 Monday, February 9, 8pm


Independent Lens: Brothers Hypnotic | Watch a preview

2 Wednesday, February 11, 11pm


American Masters: Jesse Owens | Stream Now

2 Sunday, February 15, 5pm


American Masters: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket | Watch a preview

2 Sunday, February 15, 11pm


Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

2 Monday, February 16, 9pm

2 Sunday, February 22, 4:30pm


Emeli Sandé: Live at the Royal Albert Hall | Watch a preview

2 Wednesday, February 18, 11pm


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

2 Friday, February 20, 8pm


Celebrating Black Minnesota: MN Original Special

2 Friday, February 20, 9:30pm


American Experience: The Abolitionists, Parts 1-3

2 Sunday, February 22, 12-3pm


Slavery by Another Name | Stream Now

2 Sunday, February 22, 3pm


Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughn in Session | Watch a preview

2 Wednesday, February 25, 11pm


Motown 25 | Watch a preview

2 Saturday, February 28, 7pm


POV: American Promise | Watch a preview

LIFE Saturday, February 7, 9pm

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Independent Lens: More Than a Month | Watch a preview

LIFE Saturday, February 7, 11pm

Independent Lens: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People | Watch a preview

LIFE Saturday, February 21, 9pm



Patricia Smith: The Power of the Word | Stream Now

MN Saturday, February  7, 8 pm


Democracy in South Africa

MN Monday, February  2, 11 pm


Discovered Truth: A Health Care Journey | Stream Now

MN Sunday, February 8, 7:30 pm


North Star: Minnesota's Black Pioneer | Stream Now

MN Sunday, February  15 & 22, 7 pm


Belief Bowl: The Growth Mindset | Stream Now

MN Sunday, February 15, 9 pm  

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