American Masters Season 23
S23 E01Feb 19, 2009
Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About Feb 19, 2009 The work of the American dance pioneer and choreographer who brought ballet techniques to the Broadway stage.
S23 E02Apr 9, 2009
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts Apr 9, 2009 Scott Hicks' acclaimed 2007 film on a year in the life of the modern experimental composer.
S23 E03May 28, 2009
Hollywood Chinese May 28, 2009 From the first Chinese-American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, this films brings together a group of actors, writers, directors -- and iconic film images -- to examine Chinese contributions to an industry that was often ignorant and dismissive about race. Such artists as Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, David Henry Hwang, Nancy Kwan and Amy Tan share their experiences of being "the other." These stories and film clips from more than 90 films -- some dating back to the 1890s -- weave a rich tapestry and complex history.
S23 E04Jun 11, 2009
Neil Young: Don't Be Denied Jun 11, 2009 The work of the legendary rock musician and his artistic and intellectual transitions over the decades.
S23 E05Jul 2, 2009
Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes Jul 2, 2009 A retrospective on the famed radio personality and author centering on A Prairie Home Companion.
S23 E06Sep 3, 2009
Trumbo Sep 3, 2009 An account of Dalton Trumbo, a powerful motion picture screenwriter who refused to succumb to the stigma of the Hollywood "blacklist" and rose to prominence once again.
S23 E07Oct 15, 2009
Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound Oct 15, 2009 The folk music career of Joan Baez and the progressive movements she both participated in and influenced.
S23 E08Dec 29, 2009
Louisa May Alcott: the Woman Behind 'Little Women' Dec 29, 2009 The author of 'Little Women' is an almost universally recognized name whose reputation as a morally upstanding New England spinster masked a literary double life.