Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/
Examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists.
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune #2501
From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s.
- KET Sunday, June 9 at 1:30 am EDT
- KET Tuesday, July 23 at 3:30 am EDT
Cab Calloway: Sketches #2502
A singer, dancer, and band leader, Cab Calloway was an exceptional figure in the history of jazz. Calloway was the first black musician to tour the segregationist South, as early as 1932.
- KET Monday, June 10 at 3:00 am EDT
Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter #2401
A first-hand account of the genesis of the singer-songwriter movement, centering on the historic collaboration between Carole King and James Taylor, as well as on Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles, Elton John, and many others.
- KET Friday, June 14 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, June 19 at 8:00 pm EDT
Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes #2204
Follows raconteur Garrison Keillor — and his crew of actors, musicians, and technical staff — as he criss-crosses the country, broadcasting, recording, and revealing himself.
- KET2 Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Monday, June 17 at 4:00 am EDT
A Letter to Elia #2305
This is a biography and autobiography — Elia Kazan's life, his sense of himself as an immigrant, as an outsider — and Martin Scorsese's early experiences seeing Kazan's films for the first time — and being forever influenced.
- KET2 Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET Tuesday, July 16 at 3:00 am EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, July 17 at 8:00 pm EDT
Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound #2206
Chronicles the private life and public career of recording artist Joan Baez.
- KET Sunday, July 21 at 3:00 am EDT
This profile of Hollywood writer Dalton Trumbo, who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 and was imprisoned, is adapted from his son Christopher's 2003 play and based on Trumbo's letters.
- KET Tuesday, July 30 at 3:30 am EDT
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