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Season 19

136 :19x01 - John Ford/John Wayne: the Filmmaker and the Legend

May/10/2006
The on-screen collaborations of director John Ford and legendary Western star John Wayne are the subject of the show's 20th season premiere episode.
Guest Stars: Sydney Pollack as Narrator | Patrick Wayne as Himself | Peter Bogdanovich as Himself | Martin Scorsese as Himself
Director: Sam Pollard

137 :19x02 - The World of Nat King Cole

May/17/2006
Nat King Cole was one of the first Afro-American entertainers to have a broad crossover appeal with white audiences.
Guest Stars: Natalie Cole as Herself
Director: Ian Hunt

138 :19x03 - Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home

Jul/12/2006
The story of folk singer Woodie Guthrie, focusing on his impact on the American scene during the Great Depression.
Guest Stars: Peter Coyote as Narrator | Pete Seeger as Himself | Bruce Springsteen as Himself | Joe Klein as Himself | Rick Sharp as Woody Guthrie | Jeff Place as Himself | Jimmy Longhi as Himself | Mary Jennings as Herself | Bess Hawes as Herself | Nora Guthrie as Herself
Director: Peter Frumkin

139 :19x04 - Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Jul/19/2006
Marilyn Monroe rose from humble beginnings to become a sex symbol for her times but it all ended in tragedy. Her story is recounted here.
Guest Stars: Norman Mailer as Himself | Arthur Miller as Himself | Hugh M. Hefner as Himself | Gloria Steinem as Herself
Director: Gail Levin
Writer: Gail Levin

140 :19x05 - Walter Cronkite: Witness to History

Jul/26/2006
Walter Cronkite was a CBS newscaster who witnessed a multitude of great historical events but also set the standard for biased journalism.
Guest Stars: Katie Couric as Narrator | Walter Cronkite as Himself | Bill Moyers as Himself | Andy Rooney as Himself | Morley Safer as Himself | Barbara Walters as Herself | Don Hewitt as Himself
Director: Catherine Tatge

141 :19x06 - Andy Warhol: a Documentary

Sep/20/2006
The life of artist Andy Warhol and his impact upon popular culture.
Guest Stars: Laurie Anderson as Narrator
Director: Ric Burns

142 :19x07 - Sketches of Frank Gehry

Sep/27/2006
Architect Frank Gehry and his influence are the subjects of this episode's profile.
Director: Sydney Pollack

143 :19x08 - Annie Leibovitz: Through a Lens

Jan/03/2007
Annie Leibovitz was an innovative photographer. Her life and work are the subjects of the 20th season finale.
Guest Stars: Annie Leibovitz as Herself
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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