The Boomer List
Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, explore the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer.
Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter - Preview
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Profiling George Plimpton (1927-2003).
When Sierra Club Saved the Grand Canyon
The battle in the media between the Sierra Club and the IRS helped save the Grand Canyon.
American Masters opens its 23rd season with a stirring profile of singer Sam Cooke (1931–64). Before Otis Redding, before Motown, and before Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul, Sam Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music, creating a new American sound. He had a silky voice and good looks; he was charming and brazen. Doors opened for him, bringing his unique gospel — “Good News,” “Wonderful World,” “You Send Me,” “Change Is Gonna Come,” and more — to the airwaves. Actor Danny Glover narrates.
Arts & Drama Notes from WGBH
Find out about upcoming shows, special events, and discounts.