American Masters

American Masters on West Virginia PBS
5:51 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

American Masters Explores the Life of George Plimpton

George Plimpton photographing birds in Africa.
Credit Courtesy of Freddy Plimpton / WNET

Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (1927–2003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. Now, the American Masters series showcases his remarkable life in Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, Friday, May 16 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

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Black History Month Specials
7:19 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

American Masters Presents First Biography of Prize-Winning Author of "The Color Purple"

As writer and activist Alice Walker turns 70, American Experience presents the first film biography that tells her dramatic life story.
Credit Courtesy of Scott Campbell / WNET

American Masters--Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth  premieres Friday, February 7 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS in honor of Alice Walker's 70th birthday and Black History Month

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A Documentary "Director's Cut"
8:28 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Explore the Life of the Mysterious J.D. Salinger

The only photo taken during World War II of Salinger writing "The Catcher in the Rye."
Credit Denise Fitzgerald

Filmmaker Shane Salerno’s 10-year investigation culminates in the first work to get beyond The Catcher in the Rye author's impenetrable wall of privacy and seclusion. American Masters: Salinger airs Tuesday, January 21 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

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Biography of Marvin Hamlisch
3:15 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

American Masters debuts first film biography of composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch
Credit Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Watch Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love on Friday, Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS

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