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American Masters

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

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Mon., February 15, 2016
2:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of B.B. King (1925-2015), who was born to Mississippi sharecroppers, features the legendary bluesman reflecting on his life and career, including why he named his guitars Lucille. It also includes footage of a 1968 concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco; and of a King-Bono collaboration in which King explains that he "does not do chords." Among those interviewed: Bono; George Benson; Eric Clapton; Aaron Neville; Bonnie Raitt; Carlos Santana; Ringo Starr; and Johnny Winter.

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Mon., February 15, 2016
2:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of B.B. King (1925-2015), who was born to Mississippi sharecroppers, features the legendary bluesman reflecting on his life and career, including why he named his guitars Lucille. It also includes footage of a 1968 concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco; and of a King-Bono collaboration in which King explains that he "does not do chords." Among those interviewed: Bono; George Benson; Eric Clapton; Aaron Neville; Bonnie Raitt; Carlos Santana; Ringo Starr; and Johnny Winter.

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Fri., February 19, 2016
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of singer-songwriter Carole King, who co-wrote such classic songs as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"; and released the landmark "Tapestry" album in 1971. The documentary delves into her Brooklyn childhood; recalls her personal and professional partnership with Gerry Goffin during the 1960s; and charts the solo success she achieved in the 1970s. Included: remarks from King, her friends and colleagues; and performance footage.

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Fri., February 19, 2016
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of singer-songwriter Carole King, who co-wrote such classic songs as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"; and released the landmark "Tapestry" album in 1971. The documentary delves into her Brooklyn childhood; recalls her personal and professional partnership with Gerry Goffin during the 1960s; and charts the solo success she achieved in the 1970s. Included: remarks from King, her friends and colleagues; and performance footage.

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Sun., February 21, 2016
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of B.B. King (1925-2015), who was born to Mississippi sharecroppers, features the legendary bluesman reflecting on his life and career, including why he named his guitars Lucille. It also includes footage of a 1968 concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco; and of a King-Bono collaboration in which King explains that he "does not do chords." Among those interviewed: Bono; George Benson; Eric Clapton; Aaron Neville; Bonnie Raitt; Carlos Santana; Ringo Starr; and Johnny Winter.

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Sun., February 21, 2016
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of B.B. King (1925-2015), who was born to Mississippi sharecroppers, features the legendary bluesman reflecting on his life and career, including why he named his guitars Lucille. It also includes footage of a 1968 concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco; and of a King-Bono collaboration in which King explains that he "does not do chords." Among those interviewed: Bono; George Benson; Eric Clapton; Aaron Neville; Bonnie Raitt; Carlos Santana; Ringo Starr; and Johnny Winter.

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Tue., February 23, 2016
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of singer-songwriter Carole King, who co-wrote such classic songs as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"; and released the landmark "Tapestry" album in 1971. The documentary delves into her Brooklyn childhood; recalls her personal and professional partnership with Gerry Goffin during the 1960s; and charts the solo success she achieved in the 1970s. Included: remarks from King, her friends and colleagues; and performance footage.

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Tue., February 23, 2016
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of singer-songwriter Carole King, who co-wrote such classic songs as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"; and released the landmark "Tapestry" album in 1971. The documentary delves into her Brooklyn childhood; recalls her personal and professional partnership with Gerry Goffin during the 1960s; and charts the solo success she achieved in the 1970s. Included: remarks from King, her friends and colleagues; and performance footage.