Season 21 - American Masters (1985)
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Season 21 Series:

04 Apr 2007
S21, Ep1 - Novel Reflections: The American Dream

02 May 2007
S21, Ep2 - Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

11 Jul 2007
S21, Ep3 - Les Paul: Chasing Sound

The Authorized biography of Les Paul, " The Wizard of Waukesha". The name Les Paul is synonymous with the electric guitar. As a player, inventor, and recording artist(Paul had two #1 hits with his wife Mary Ford), Paul has been and innovator from the early years of his life. In 1928, thirteen-year-old Les Paul borrowed a phonograph needle from the family Victrola, stuck it under the strings of his Sear Roebuck guitar, and wired the contraption to a telephone mike and two radio speakers, thus achieving not only amplification but a crude stereo effect. The pioneering ...
18 Jul 2007
S21, Ep4 - David Hockney: The Colors of Music

25 Jul 2007
S21, Ep5 - John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature

12 Sep 2007
S21, Ep6 - Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

Archival footage, live performances, and interviews conducted by none other than Clint Eastwood depict the life and career of Tony Bennett.
19 Sep 2007
S21, Ep7 - Orozco: Man on Fire

29 Oct 2007
S21, Ep8 - Good Ol' Charles Schulz

The life and career of the American cartoonist who created the Peanuts comic strip.
05 Nov 2007
S21, Ep9 - Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character

Comedienne Carol Burnett's early show business aspirations were to perform in live theater on Broadway, craving the instant gratification from a live audience. Her sensibilities were shaped by going to "happy" movies in the 1940s and 1950s, the story lines for which made it seem like anything was possible. These movie going experiences were in part a mechanism to escape her difficult home life, which was nonetheless loving. Based on her early work, professionals around her saw her comedic talents and steered her in the direction of stand-up and sketch comedy. Her life in sketch ...