American Masters

S29 Ep8: The Women's List

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. All trailblazers in their fields, these women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard.

Air Date 9/25/15

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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
  • Mel Brooks: American Masters |
    Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30pm TPT 2
  • Mel Brooks: American Masters |
    Thursday, May 4 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #2706 — Janis Joplin: American Masters |
    Friday, May 12 at 8pm TPT 2
  • #2706 — Janis Joplin: American Masters |
    Saturday, May 13 at 2am TPT 2
  • #3003 — James Beard: American Masters |
    New Friday, May 19 at 8pm TPT 2
  • Mel Brooks: American Masters
    In 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer. A comedy giant of our time, scrawny Melvin Kaminsky developed his aggressively funny personality on the mean streets of Brooklyn, to protect against bullies. His first public success came in the early '60s with the 2000 Year Old Man albums, recorded with Carl Reiner and unleashing Brooks' wacky mind on the world -- his brazen satirical film The Producers won the 1968 Oscar for best screenplay and such cult classics as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Twelve Chairs, High Anxiety, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights followed. Ironically, this larger-than-life, loud-mouthed little man is very private and has been fairly reclusive since his wife of 41 years, Anne Bancroft, died in 2005. He has never authorized a biography and has requested that his friends not talk about him, making his full participation with AMERICAN MASTERS a genuine first.
    Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30pm TPT 2
    Thursday, May 4 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #1604 — Alice Waters: American Masters
    Alice Waters, once a Berkeley hippie, rocked the international world of food in the late 1970s by preparing a simple lunch - roasted garlic, grilled spring lamb, a salad of baby mixed greens and a perfect peach - for an elite culinary gathering accustomed to complicated dishes and heavy French sauces. Henri Charvet, the famous French chef sniffed, "Zhat is not cooking. Zhat is shopping!"
    New Friday, May 26 at 9pm TPT 2
    Saturday, May 27 at 3am TPT 2
    Saturday, May 27 at 4pm TPT 2
  • #1801 — Julia Child: American Masters
    Savor the life and legacy of Julia Child, who introduced French cuisine to America through her public TV series, The French Chef, in 1963. First aired in August 2004, the film tells two love stories: "Julia & Paul Child" and "Julia & French food."
    New Friday, May 19 at 9pm TPT 2
    Saturday, May 20 at 3am TPT 2
  • #2706 — Janis Joplin: American Masters
    Observe Janis Joplin's life through intimate letters and rare footage in the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer. Director Amy Berg presents a portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Chan Marshall narrates.
    Friday, May 12 at 8pm TPT 2
    Saturday, May 13 at 2am TPT 2
  • #3003 — James Beard: American Masters
    Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York.
    New Friday, May 19 at 8pm TPT 2
    Saturday, May 20 at 2am TPT 2
    Saturday, May 20 at 3pm TPT 2
  • #3004 — Jacques Pepin: American Masters
    Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pepin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons.
    New Friday, May 26 at 8pm TPT 2
    Saturday, May 27 at 2am TPT 2
    Saturday, May 27 at 3pm TPT 2


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