American Masters is a PBS television show which produces biographies on artists, actors and writers of the United States who have left a profound impact on the nation's popular culture. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.

Groups or organizations featured include: Actors Studio, Algonquin Round Table, Group Theatre, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Women of Tin Pan Alley, Negro Ensemble Company, Juilliard School, the Beat Generation, The Singer-songwriters of the 1970s, Sun Records, Vaudeville, and Warner Bros. Pictures.

  1. Susan Lacy


Series Cast

  1. Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton


    2 Episodes

  2. Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson


    1 Episode

  3. Goran Visnjic

    Goran Visnjic

    Robert Capa

    1 Episode

  4. Patsy Cline

    Patsy Cline

    Herself (archive footage)

    1 Episode

  5. Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou


    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 32

2018 | 1 Episode

Season 32 of American Masters premiered on January 19, 2018.

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American Masters
American Masters



Status Returning Series


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Certification -

Type Documentary

Original Language English

Runtime 90m



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