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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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Billie Jean King #2604 [TV-PG]
This film looks back to the 12-year old southern California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and unfairness, and never stopped trying to remedy the situation. King presents her own story with perspective added by Rosie Casals, Chris Evert, Venus Williams, Gloria Steinem, Elton John, and Bobby Riggs' son.

  • KET2 Wednesday, August 26 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • KET Monday, August 31 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, September 5 at 3:30 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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, September 2 at 9:30 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, September 4 at 3:00 am EDT

Althea #2901 [TV-PG]
Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. Features Billie Jean King and David Dinkins.

  • KET Friday, September 4 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, September 5 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, September 6 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Monday, September 7 at 4:00 am EDT

Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel #2503 [TV-PG]
Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world's bestselling novels that created two of the world's greatest lovers - Scarlett and Rhett - and was adapted into one of the most popular films of all time.

  • KET2 Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • KET Thursday, September 10 at 4:00 am EDT

Closed Captioned Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice #2801 [TV-PG]
This film celebrates the art and life of famed American magician, prestidigitator, actor, and magic historian Ricky Jay.

  • KET2 Wednesday, September 16 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • KET Monday, September 21 at 4:00 am EDT

Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey #2902 [TV-PG]
Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.

  • KET Friday, September 18 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, September 23 at 8:00 pm EDT
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/

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