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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/

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Examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll #2602 [TV-PG]
During the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, Sister Rosetta Tharpe introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of popular rock 'n roll. This flamboyant African American gospel superstar was a natural born performer and rebel. She was a major influence on generations of black and white musicians including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and more.

  • KET Tuesday, September 16 at 3:00 am EDT

Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character #2008 [TV-PG]
A tribute to the entertainer who transformed herself into a one-woman army of comedic characters despite a difficult childhood.

  • KET Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, September 27 at 3:00 am EDT

Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth #2606 [TV-PG]
The life of writer/activist Alice Walker, the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature is chronicled. Her story is told with poetry and lyricism, and includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, and Walker herself.

  • KET Tuesday, September 30 at 3:00 am EDT
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