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Season 27

200 :27x01 - Salinger

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.

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201 :27x02 - Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.

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202 :27x03 - A Fierce Green Fire

Experience the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement.

Source: PBS

203 :27x04 - Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

Explore the tall-tale life of participatory journalist and Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton.

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204 :27x05 - Tanaquil La Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun

A documentary looking at the life and death of ballerina, Tanaquil Le Clercq.

205 :27x06 - Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

A look at the photography of Dorothea Lange.

206 :27x07 - The Boomer List: American Experience

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.

207 :27x08 - Bing Crosby Rediscovered

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.

Source: PBS
Warning: American Masters guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 23, 1986
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