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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.
S35 E5 Length 1:49:28 Premiere: 4.9.21

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Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

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Season 35 Episodes

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

S35 E7 Length 1:39:49 Premiere Date 5.3.21

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Audio Descriptive Version)

S35 E6 Length 1:49:28 Premiere Date 4.9.21

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

S35 E5 Length 1:49:28 Premiere Date 4.9.21

Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

S35 E4 Length 1:23:55 Premiere Date 4.2.21

Twyla Moves

S35 E3 Length 1:22:31 Premiere Date 3.26.21

Flannery

S35 E2 Length 1:23:23 Premiere Date 3.23.21

How It Feels To Be Free

S35 E1 Length 1:53:19 Premiere Date 1.18.21

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Preview Length 02:02 Premiere Date 4.9.21

What pushed Oliver Sacks’ brother towards psychosis?

Clip Length 01:07 Premiere Date 4.9.21

Why did Oliver Sacks love the periodic table so much?

Clip Length 01:11 Premiere Date 4.9.21

What made physician Oliver Sacks unique?

Clip Length 01:26 Premiere Date 4.9.21

Against All Odds: Meet the Woman Behind American Masters

Clip Length 05:29 Premiere Date 3.9.18

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Clip Length 00:24 Premiere Date 6.8.18

Remembering Neil Simon

Clip Length 01:04 Premiere Date 8.28.18

Artists Flight Series Promo

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 8.31.18

Remembering Paula Wayne

Clip Length 03:09 Premiere Date 11.12.18

Remembering Stan Lee

Clip Length 07:17 Premiere Date 11.13.18

Remembering Carol Channing

Clip Length 01:03 Premiere Date 1.15.19

Remembering Jonas Mekas

Clip Length 02:47 Premiere Date 1.23.19

Remembering Tim Conway

Clip Length 01:03 Premiere Date 5.14.19

Specials

Masters of Drag: Julian Eltinge

Length 04:45 Premiere Date 3.1.21

Amyra León: Strange Grace

Length 15:18 Premiere Date 10.14.20

Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon

Length 11:54 Premiere Date 10.5.20

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The New Chief

Length 11:20 Premiere Date 10.5.20

Vincent Valdez: The Beginning is Near

Length 11:01 Premiere Date 10.5.20

Damon Davis: Apologue for the Darkest Gods

Length 11:52 Premiere Date 10.5.20

Bunky Echo-Hawk: The Resistance

Length 08:00 Premiere Date 10.5.20

Anik Khan: Street Level

Length 13:09 Premiere Date 10.5.20

Jacques Pépin makes buttermilk pancakes

Length 03:03 Premiere Date 9.4.20

Jacques Pépin makes cocotte eggs

Length 03:48 Premiere Date 9.4.20

Jacques Pépin makes easy and delicous crêpes

Length 06:05 Premiere Date 9.4.20

Jacques Pépin makes fried eggs

Length 03:21 Premiere Date 9.3.20

Jacques Pépin makes Eggs Jeannette

Length 06:27 Premiere Date 9.3.20

Jacques Pépin makes a country omelet

Length 06:06 Premiere Date 9.3.20

Jacques Pépin makes a seafood omelet

Length 06:40 Premiere Date 9.3.20

Jacques Pépin makes classic scrambled eggs

Length 04:55 Premiere Date 9.3.20

Jacques Pépin makes rice cakes with eggs

Length 03:22 Premiere Date 9.3.20

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