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  • Misty Copeland in Stunning Slo-Mo for PBS’ ‘American Ballet Theatre: A History’ (Watch)

    May 15, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *Misty Copeland fans get a one-two punch on TV this week. Last Sunday’s “60 Minutes” segment on the famed ballerina is followed tonight [May 15] with her appearance in the PBS American Masters special, “American Ballet Theatre: A History.” Beautifully shot by cinematographer Buddy Squires of Steeplechase Films, the Ric Burns documentary details the lineage of […]

  • Sam Pollard on Telling August Wilson’s Story for ‘American Masters’

    Feb 19, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment

    *The life and work of Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson will be examined in the next “American Masters” special for PBS, with filmmaker Sam Pollard weaving biographical info with clips and readings from his 10-play cycle, chronicling each decade of the 20th-century African-American experience. “My approach was, first, to really revisit and re watch […]

  • PBS to Air Alice Walker Documentary ‘Beauty in Truth’ (Trailer, Clip)

    Feb 4, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *“American Masters – Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth,” which traces the author’s personal and professional journey from her birth into a family of sharecroppers in Eatonton, Ga., premieres nationally Friday, February 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Walker made history as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for […]

  • Arsenio Hall on his Special Relationship with Johnny Carson

    May 11, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Arsenio Hall says there’s a special place in his heart for the late Johnny Carson, the legendary host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” the undisputed king of late night and the subject of a two-hour “American Masters” documentary to air Monday (May 14) on PBS. Narrated by actor Kevin Spacey, the film features 45 original […]