American Masters

Season 22

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Season 22

158 :22x01 - Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

The story of the choreographer who brought ballet techniques to the Broadway stage.
Guest Stars: Ron Rifkin as Narrator | Stephen Sondheim as Himself | Mikhail Baryshnikov as Himself | Suzanne Farrell as Herself | Chita Rivera as Herself
Director: Judy Kinberg
Writer: Amanda Vail

159 :22x02 - Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

A look at a full year in the hectic life of composer Philip Glass, who takes a ride on the Coney Island "Cyclone" each year on the same date, to the world premiere of an opera in Germany, along with working with Woody Allen and artist Chuck Close.

160 :22x03 - Hollywood Chinese

A look at the Chinese-American cinematic history through a treasure trove of film clips. From "The Curse of Quon Gwan" (1916) where white actors played Asians to Ang-Lee directed "Brokeback Mountain"
Guest Stars: Tsai Chin as Herself | Nancy Kwan as Herself

161 :22x04 - Neil Young: Don't Be Denied

Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame singer Neil Young is profiled, from Buffalo Springfield, to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, to Crazy Horse, and a solo career, Neil has earned him acclaim. Included are interviews with Young, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, James Taylor, and guitar virtuoso Nils Lofgren, along with live performances.
Guest Stars: Neil Young as Himself | Stephen Stills as Himself | Graham Nash as Himself | David Crosby as Himself | James Taylor (1) as Himself

162 :22x06 - Trumbo

A profile of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), a screenwriter who was blacklisted after being convicted of contempt of congress in 1947 for refusing to speak in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Before that his credits included Kitty Foyle and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, and his novel Johnny Got His Gun. He won an Oscar Award for The Brave One in 1956, after being blacklisted and writing under the name of Robert Rich.

165 :22x08 - Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

The life and times of author Louisa May Alcott are examined in this installment of the series.
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 23, 1986
Episode Order: 9
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