american masters

Black History Month Programming on NPT

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

NPT is observing Black History Month with a number of exciting programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. Here’s an overview of February’s offerings: Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. Shakespeare Uncovered features Morgan Freeman investigating the origins of The Taming of the Shrew. Freeman was the star of a […]

American Masters: Billie Jean King / Obama Address Schedule Change 9/10

Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight at 9PM EST/8pm CST, which will very likely disrupt the 90-minute American Masters: Billie Jean King broadcast on NPT that begins at 7pm CST. To accommodate those that wish to see this highly anticipated American Masters documentary in its entirety, we have a few viewing options. […]

Eight Days in the Studio with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Posted by on November 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

Nashville engineer Steve Marcantonio is best known these days as an Academy of Country Music Engineer-of-the-Year Award winner who has worked with the likes of Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Alabama, Deanna Carter, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Brooks and Dunn. But long before his Music City days, he got his start in 1978 […]

When Elia Kazan Came to East Tennessee

Posted by on September 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

By Allison Inman When I tell friends I’m working on a documentary about Elia Kazan’s 1960 film Wild River, I don’t often hear that “ahh” of recognition. Despite being revered by modern critics, it’s never been released on DVD in the U.S., so it lurks in the shadow of Kazan giants like East of Eden […]

THE POWER OF PETE SEEGER TONIGHT ON NPT

Posted by on February 27, 2008 at 11:27 am
Pete Seeger

In Todd Haynes’ wildy inventive 2007 film I’m Not There (winner of the inaugural Robert Altman Award at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards), a character based on Pete Seeger attempts to take an axe to the sound cables at the Newport Folk Festival during the loud, distorted electric performance of a character based on Bob […]