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Season 32, Episode 01 Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

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Jan 19, 2018
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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Jan 19, 2018 The life and work of playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry, and her role in the civil rights movement.

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Season 32, Episode 02 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Aug 17, 2017
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Aug 17, 2017 A profile of Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), who was known as the world's most beautiful woman. Behind the pretty face, however, was the mind of an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. An Austrian Jewish emigrant, she invented a covert communication system to try to help defeat the Nazis; and it was her concept that is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth technologies.

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Season 32, Episode 03 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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May 18, 2018
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story May 18, 2018 This episode page reflects the reshowing of the original title Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) as part of the American Masters Series

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Season 32, Episode 04 Ted Williams: "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived"

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Jul 23, 2018
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Ted Williams: "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived" Jul 23, 2018 Ted Williams, the iconic Hall of Fame hitter, fighter pilot and fisherman, will have his life profiled in the renowned American Masters Documentary series on PBS in a documentary that will premiere in the summer of 2018.

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Season 32, Episode 05 Eva Hesse

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Aug 31, 2018
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Eva Hesse Aug 31, 2018 As the wild ride of the 1960s came to a close, Eva Hesse, a 34 year-old German-born American artist was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career. One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20 group shows scheduled for 1970 in addition to being chosen for a cover article in ArtForum Magazine. Her inventive sculptures were finally receiving both the critical and commercial attention they deserved. When she died May 1970 from a brain tumor, the life of one of that decades' most passionate and brilliant artists was tragically cut short. American Masters deepens the understanding of this extraordinary artist, not only in terms of her innovative work with fiberglass and latex, but also the life that provided the fertile soil for her achievements. Through dozens of new interviews, Hesse's artwork and a wealth of newly discovered archival imagery, the documentary traces Hesse's path and delves deep into the creative communities of 1960s New York and Germany. Written and directed by Marcie Begleiter.

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Season 32, Episode 06 Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray

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Sep 7, 2018
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Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Sep 7, 2018 Wyeth tells the story of one of America’s most popular, but least understood, artists – Andrew Wyeth. Son of the famous illustrator N.C. Wyeth, Andrew had his first exhibition at age 20, and his painting “Christina’s World” was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 1948. While Wyeth’s exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics continually assaulted his work. Detailing the stunning drawings and powerful portraits he created in Chadds Ford, Pa., and on the coast of Cushing, Maine, Wyeth explores his inspirations, including neighbor Christina Olsen and his hidden muse, the German model Helga Testorf, who he painted secretly for 15 years. Through unprecedented access to Wyeth’s family members, including sons Jamie and Nicholas Wyeth, and never-before-seen archival materials from the family’s personal collection and hundreds of Wyeth’s studies, drawings and paintings, American Masters presents the most complete portrait of the artist yet — bearing witness to a legacy just at the moment it is evolving.

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Season 32, Episode 07 Wyeth

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Sep 7, 2018
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Wyeth Sep 7, 2018 Wyeth tells the story of one of America's most popular, but least understood, artists - Andrew Wyeth. Son of the famous illustrator N.C. Wyeth, Andrew had his first exhibition at age 20, and his painting "Christina's World" was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 1948. While Wyeth's exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics continually assaulted his work. Detailing the stunning drawings and powerful portraits he created in Chadds Ford, Pa., and on the coast of Cushing, Maine, Wyeth explores his inspirations, including neighbor Christina Olsen and his hidden muse, the German model Helga Testorf, who he painted secretly for 15 years. Through unprecedented access to Wyeth's family members, including sons Jamie and Nicholas Wyeth, and never-before-seen archival materials from the family's personal collection and hundreds of Wyeth's studies, drawings and paintings, American Masters presents the most complete portrait of the artist yet - bearing witness to a legacy just at the moment it is evolving.

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Season 32, Episode 08 Basquiat: Rage to Riches

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Sep 14, 2018
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Basquiat: Rage to Riches Sep 14, 2018 This episode page reflects the reshowing of the original title Basquiat: Rage to Riches (2017) as part of the American Masters Series

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Season 32, Episode 09 Itzhak

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Oct 14, 2018
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Itzhak Oct 14, 2018 The life of Nobel Prize-winning biologist James Watson, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, and his impact on science.

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Season 32, Episode 10 Itzhak

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Oct 13, 2018
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Itzhak Oct 13, 2018 An intimate look at the extraordinary life and career of violinist Itzhak Perlman.

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