An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars.
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"The Queen of Country Music” is still going strong after more than 50 years of music.
How Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm & blues morphed into rock 'n' roll.
King tells her story in a new documentary with previously unseen and rare performances.
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most celebrated blues musicians of all time.
Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen
Phil Rosenthal discusses the changes brought about by "All In the Family."
Dar Williams recalls a conversation with Joan Baez about the Vietnam War.
In his prolific career, Norman Lear often found himself arguing with network censors.
Trailer for the American Masters film Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.
Trailer for In Their Own Words, the American Masters digital archive project.
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WETA looks back at the people and events of the 1980s — the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.
Live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians, recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.
Arthur follows the adventures and misadventures of 8-year-old Arthur Read (an aardvark), his little sister D.W., and his friends and family.
Do you know the bizarre story of how James McNeil Whistler's lavish "Peacock Room" came to the Smithsonian?
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s to becoming a major national producer for PBS.