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The first film biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and activist Alice Walker.
Pete Seeger was a keeper of America's musical heritage and an advocate of social change.
Composer Marvin Hamlisch gave the world "A Chorus Line," "The Way We Were," and much more.
For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure, Billie Jean King.
Explores the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist.
Mel Brooks: The 2000 Year Old Man.
Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth
Discover the life, music and influence of Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Alice Walker describes the act of creation as bliss.
Alice Walker reads from what she calls "the God section" of her novel "The Color Purple."
Alice Walker shines light on writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston.
Alice Walker talks about her great-great-great-great-grandmother's journey.
Actor Danny Glover speaks about Alice Walker's work in the context of activism.
"It's not possible to separate Alice from her work," says writer Gloria Steinem.
Alice Walker recalls the poignant parting from her father as she left for Spelman College.
Howard Zinn compares his former student, Alice Walker, to Zora Neale Hurston.
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Witness the battle for a living planet in this exploration of the environmental movement.
Airs Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Alice Walker, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Literature, is a writer and activist.
Premieres Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings
The first film to get beyond "The Catcher in the Rye" writer’s meticulously built wall.
Watch the trailer to "Salinger," the director's cut airing January 21, 2014.
Judy Garland, I.M. Pei, Edward S. Curtis, and Jimi Hendrix are among the diverse talents.
Richard Avedon, Leonard Bernstein, and two famous filmmakers were profiled in the 1990s.