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American Masters

American Masters

PBS 1986

Produced (or acquired) by Thirteen/WNET New York for the Public Broadcasting System, episodes of American Masters are dedicated to documenting and honoring America's most notable creative artists and the inspiration behind their work. Each year a series of special broadcasts profiles a cross-section of the nation's finest artistic pioneers from the past and present.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of American Masters

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#1 - I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

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Season 24 - Episode 2

The work of the innovative Chinese-American architect with a focus on his efforts to build an historical museum in China.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#2 - Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself

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Season 24 - Episode 4

Merle Haggard actually lived the rambling, gambling, love ‘em and leave ‘em, often brutal life that remains the bedrock of country music lyrics.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#3 - Cachao: Uno Más

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Season 24 - Episode 5

A feature on the Cuban-born bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez, an internationally renowned musician, composer, and pioneer of Mambo.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#4 - A Letter to Elia

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Season 24 - Episode 6

Martin Scorsese pays tribute to the life and work of noted American film director Elia Kazan.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#5 - Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

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Season 24 - Episode 8

A fresh look at the life of a singular pianist and poet who made an international impact with his music and recordings.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#6 - Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

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Season 25 - Episode 1

A retrospective on the laid-back actor who has entertained audiences for close to 40 years.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#7 - Troubadors: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

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Season 25 - Episode 2

Focusing on musicians ranging from James Taylor and Carol King to Elton John.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#8 - James Levine: America's Maestro

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Season 25 - Episode 4

A behind-the-scenes lok at the internationally-renowned conductor of New York's Metropolitan Opera.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#9 - Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

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Season 25 - Episode 6

Bill T. Jones, the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur "genius" grant and winner of two Tony Awards, has been named "an irreplaceable treasure" by the The Dance Heritage Coalition. Above all, he is a socially conscious choreographer who never shies away from controversy -- tackling thorny subjects such as race and politics with elegance and intelligence, artistry and originality.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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#10 - Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune

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Season 26 - Episode 1

Three-time Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kenneth Bowser examines one of American history’s most iconic folk music heroes and political agitators. Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune is a revealing biography of a conflicted, truth-seeking troubadour who, with guitar in hand, stood up for what he believed in and challenged us all to do the same.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#11 - Cab Calloway: Sketches
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Season 26 - Episode 2

A singer, dancer and bandleader, Cab led one of the most popular African American big bands during the jazz and swing eras of the 1930s-40s, with Harlem’s famous Cotton Club as his home stage. Best known for his “Hi de hi de hi de ho” refrain from signature song “Minnie the Moocher,” portrayal of Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess (1952), and role in The Blues Brothers (1980), Cab influenced countless performers, including Michael and Janet Jackson, and many of today’s hip-hop artists.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#12 - Harper Lee: Hey, Boo
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Season 26 - Episode 4

One of the biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is the first and only novel by a young woman named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said that she wanted to be South Alabama’s Jane Austen. Lee won the Pulitzer Prize and became a mystery when she stopped speaking to press in 1964. More than 50 years after its publication, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide, still sells nearly one million copies each year and is required reading in most American classrooms, making it quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. The 1962 film version, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, won a trio of Academy Awards. Harper Lee: Hey, Boo chronicles how this beloved novel came to be written, provides the context and history of the Deep South where it is set, and documents the many ways the novel has changed minds and shaped history. For teachers, students or fans of the classic, Hey, Boo enhances the experience of reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#13 - Inventing David Geffen
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Season 26 - Episode 7

David Geffen’s far-reaching influence — as agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#14 - Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
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Season 26 - Episode 8

Documenting how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet – combining modern dance with classic technique, art with social statement and rock music with traditional choreography – this film is a palpable expression of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino’s vision and artistry.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#15 - Billie Holiday: The Long Night of Lady Day
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Season 1 - Episode 7

A biography of Billie Holiday, one of America's most unique and emotional jazz singers and the tragic end of her life at an early age.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#16 - James Levine: A Life in Music
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Season 1 - Episode 8

The musical career of the long-time conductor of New York City's Metropolitan Opera as reflected by following his normal working day on camera.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#17 - Aaron Copland: A Self Portrait
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Season 1 - Episode 9

One of America's signature classical composers and the unique elements he incorporated into his pieces.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#18 - Thomas Eakins: A Motion Portrait
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Season 1 - Episode 10

The strikingly realistic and unsentimental paintings of the noted artist from Philadelphia.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#19 - Georgia O'Keeffe
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Season 1 - Episode 11

A profile of the noted American artist originally produced to celebrate her 90th birthday.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

#20 - Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts
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Season 1 - Episode 12

An examination of the life and work of the intellectually serious and talented playwright and his impact on the world of theater.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of American Masters from 0 votes.

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