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American Masters

An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars.

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Full Episodes

S17 Ep4: Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution

WETA PassportS17 Ep4: Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution

Alice Waters has made it her mission in life to make sure that people eat beautifully.

S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

WETA PassportS31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

S31 Ep5: Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

WETA PassportS31 Ep5: Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Today he is known as a kitchen supernova, but Jacques Pépin's career began humbly.

S31 Ep2: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

WETA PassportS31 Ep2: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

Clips

S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

Caroline Stuart discovered a doll that was designed to look like James Beard.

S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

When sexuality was not openly discussed, James Beard was comfortable, honest and open.

S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

James Beard played a key role in the very first food shows on television.

S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

Alice Waters recalls a party early in her friendship with James Beard.

Previews

S31 Ep5: PBS Previews | Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

S31 Ep5: PBS Previews | Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Jacques Pépin is known as a kitchen supernova.

S31: Chefs Flight

S31: Chefs Flight

Get to know some of America's most iconic chefs through American Masters' Chefs Flight.