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Dorothea Lange
More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens -- her creations and achievements, her tragedies and losses. Known for her powerful images from the…
Althea Gibson
This is the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the…
Pedro E. Guerrero
The American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero (September 5, 1917…
Inventing David Geffen
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man, directed, produced and written by American Masters creator…
Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King is the single most important female athlete of the 20th century, winner of 39 Grand Slam titles and a major force in changing and democratizing the cultural…
Norman Lear
Largely responsible for much of the bold American television in the 1970s, Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. From his childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV…
Eero Saarinen
Explore the life of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include St. Louis' Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Travel with his son, as he…

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