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American Masters

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


Fri., March 13, 2015
8:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Marvin Gaye: What's Going On  

A powerful profile of Marvin Gaye (1939-1984) that makes generous use of archival clips and a vintage Gaye interview to paint a picture of the talented, troubled man behind such classics as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "What's Going On." Interviews include family members and ex-wife Jan Gaye, biographer David Ritz ("Divided Soul"), and Motown colleagues Lamont Dozier, Berry Gordy, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Smokey Robinson, Kim Weston and Mary Wilson. Jesse L. Martin narrates.