American Masters

Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

Inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female singer to date, Loretta Lynn has earned four Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and sold more than 45 million records worldwide. Still going strong after more than 50 years, Lynn is the subject of the new documentary with never-before-seen home movies, performances and interviews with Lynn and musicians.

Air Date 3/4/16

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AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #3002 — Maya Angelou: American Masters |
    New Tuesday, Feb 21 at 7pm TPT 2
  • #3002 — Maya Angelou: American Masters |
    Wednesday, Feb 22 at 1am TPT 2
  • #3002 — Maya Angelou: American Masters |
    Thursday, Feb 23 at 8pm TPT LIFE
  • #3002 — Maya Angelou: American Masters |
    Friday, Feb 24 at 2am TPT LIFE
  • #2901 — Althea |
    Sunday, Mar 26 at 12pm TPT 2
  • Women's List: American Masters
    Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' new "List" film featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Wendy Williams and more.
    Sunday, Mar 26 at 4pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Mar 28 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Mar 29 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #2604 — Billie Jean King
    The first sports figure ever featured by AMERICAN MASTERS, this was a very deliberate choice about a very deliberate woman who has, indeed, been a major force in changing, and democratizing, our cultural landscape. To commemorate the 40th anniversaries of both the infamous Billie Jean King / Bobby Riggs tennis match -- the Battle of the Sexes -- and the launch of the Women's Tennis Association, this film looks back to the 12-year old southern California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and unfairness and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy the situation. Her competitiveness on the circuit was matched by her egalitarian efforts on behalf of women and her commitment to prove consistently that in diversity there is strength --ultimately being awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. King presents her own story with perspective added by Rosie Casals, Chris Evert, Venus Williams, Gloria Steinem, Elton John and Bobby Riggs' son.
    Sunday, Mar 26 at 1:30pm TPT 2
  • #2901 — Althea
    Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. Features Billie Jean King and David Dinkins.
    Sunday, Mar 26 at 12pm TPT 2
  • #3002 — Maya Angelou: American Masters
    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.
    New Tuesday, Feb 21 at 7pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Feb 22 at 1am TPT 2
    Thursday, Feb 23 at 8pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Feb 24 at 2am TPT LIFE
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