Playing fast and loose with the Six Degrees of Separation game, American Masters looks at its archives to see what the great American writer J.D. Salinger has in common with the lives and careers of 11 other American Masters.
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Experience the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement.
Explore the tall-tale life of participatory journalist and Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton.
A documentary looking at the life and death of ballerina, Tanaquil Le Clercq.
A look at the photography of Dorothea Lange.
The story of the baby boom generation, which consists of people born during the years 1946 to 1964, is told through the lives of 19 iconic people born during the period.
For more than three decades, through radio, film and records, Bing Crosby reigned supreme. The first true multi-media star, he won the Oscar for 1944’s Going My Way, recorded nearly 400 hit singles — an achievement no one has come close to matching, and played a pivotal role in the development of the postwar recording industry. Thirty-seven years after his death, he remains the most recorded performer in history.