Season 18 - American Masters (1985)
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Season 18 Series:

03 Sep 2003
S18, Ep1 - None Without Sin


Director Elia Kazan and playwright Arthur Miller were once best friends and professional colleagues, to most that knew them then in both capacities as soul mates. Their politics were similar which was reflected in their work. Kazan was a Communist Party member for a few years in the mid-1930's, but Miller never officially joined the party ranks. Their relationship changed in the early 1950's when Kazan was subpoenaed to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee. To the Committee, Kazan named names of supposed friends - albeit names the Committee already had - but for ...
29 Oct 2003
S18, Ep2 - James Brown: Soul Survivor


07 Jan 2004
S18, Ep3 - Cary Grant: A Class Apart


14 Jan 2004
S18, Ep4 - Balanchine


25 Feb 2004
S18, Ep5 - Judy Garland: By Myself


28 Apr 2004
S18, Ep6 - Henry Luce & Time-Life's America: A Vision of Empire


Henry Luce co-founded Time Inc. in 1923 and presided over the company for more than 45 years, making an indelible mark on publishing in the process. This compelling look into the life of the publishing icon includes photographs and news footage from the company's unparalleled archives, readings from ground-breaking essays, and firsthand accounts from those who knew Luce best to provide insight into his life, work, and influence on America.
23 Jun 2004
S18, Ep7 - Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues


The authoritative documentary on Country Music's most influential figure.
18 Aug 2004
S18, Ep8 - Julia Child! America's Favorite Chef