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Season 4

31 :04x01 - Harold Clurman: a Life of Theater

Jul/03/1989
Famed theater producer Harold Clurman is the subject of this fourth season opener.
Guest Stars: Meryl Streep as Narrator | Karl Malden as Himself | Stella Adler as Herself | Arthur Miller as Himself | Julie Harris as Herself
Director: Thomas Klein
Writer: Alan Kaplan

32 :04x02 - Stella Adler: Awake and Dream

Jul/10/1989
The life and influence of renowned acting teacher Stella Adler is the subject of this episode.
Guest Stars: Candice Bergen as Herself | Karl Malden as Himself | Stella Adler as Herself | Frank Langella as Narrator

33 :04x03 - Satchmo: the Life of Louis Armstrong

Jul/31/1989
Legendary jazz musician Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong and his works are chronicled.
Guest Stars: Hattie Winston as Narrator
Director: Gary Giddins
Writer: Gary Giddins

34 :04x04 - James Baldwin: the Price of the Ticket

Aug/14/1989
The influence of the works of author James Baldwin are this episode's subject.
Guest Stars: William Styron as Himself | James Baldwin as Himself

35 :04x05 - Celebrating Bird: the Triumph of Charlie Parker

Aug/17/1989
Jazz man Charlie "Bird" Parker's life and works are examined.
Guest Stars: Ted Ross as Narrator
Director: Gary Giddins
Writer: Gary Giddins

36 :04x06 - Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint

Sep/11/1989
The works of neo-abstractionist painter Jasper Johns are the topic of this episode.

37 :04x07 - Mort Sahl: the Loyal Opposition

Sep/18/1989
Master satirist Mort Sahl is profiled.
Guest Stars: Mort Sahl as Himself | Richard Crenna as Narrator
Director: Robert B. Weide

38 :04x08 - W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult

Sep/25/1989
The works of W. Eugene Smith, a provacative photographer for Life magazine, are examined.
Guest Stars: Peter Riegert as W. Eugene Smith
Director: Gene Lasko
Writer: Jan Hartman

39 :04x09 - Harold Lloyd: the Third Genius

Nov/15/1989
The career of silent film comedian Harold Lloyd is chronicled.
Guest Stars: Lindsay Anderson as Narrator
Director: Kevin Brownlow
Writer: David Gill

40 :04x10 - Milos Forman: Portrait

Dec/20/1989
A portrait of Academy Award winning director Milos Forman.
Guest Stars: Milos Forman as Himself | Meg Tilly as Herself | Annette Bening as Herself
Director: Vajtech Jasny
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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