American Masters

American Masters

Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included Charlie Chaplin, Helen Hayes, pop icon Andy Warhol, singer Billie Holliday and composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein.

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Sat, 2/23 at 10:31 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

The misrepresentations of writer Edgar Allan Poe, how he invented the modern detective story and refined the science fiction genre.

Sun, 2/24 at 3:31 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

The misrepresentations of writer Edgar Allan Poe, how he invented the modern detective story and refined the science fiction genre.

Sun, 2/24 at 4:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU HDTV

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Never-before-seen photographs and interviews with Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Lewis and others provide insight into Sammy Davis Jr.'s talent and journey for identity in Hollywood.

Mon, 2/25 at 9:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU HDTV

Charley Pride

Raised in segregated Mississippi, country performer Charley Pride proves artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice.

Fri, 3/1 at 9:30 pm America/Chicago on KLRU HDTV

Holly Near

For 40 years, singer and activist Holly Near works on global social justice coalition-building in the women's and lesbian movements.

Sat, 3/9 at 9:30 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q