American Masters is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. 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.

American Masters: "The Boomer List"

the boomer list

Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. Topics include the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military; and technology.

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The Boomer List

The Boomer List

American Masters

Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

American Masters

Through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, explore the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. 

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter - Preview

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter - Preview

American Masters

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

American Masters

Profiling George Plimpton (1927-2003).

90 min.

When Sierra Club Saved the Grand Canyon

When Sierra Club Saved the Grand Canyon

American Masters

The battle in the media between the Sierra Club and the IRS helped save the Grand Canyon.

A Fierce Green Fire

A Fierce Green Fire

American Masters

An exploration of the environmental movement.

60 min.

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