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American Masters

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

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Thu., May 25, 2017
1:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of cookbook author, journalist, TV celebrity and teacher James Beard (1903-85), who helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today.

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Thu., May 25, 2017
1:00 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of cookbook author, journalist, TV celebrity and teacher James Beard (1903-85), who helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today.

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Thu., May 25, 2017
2:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Julia! America's Favorite Chef  

Profiling Julia Child (1912-2004), the doyenne of TV chefs, whose public-TV show 'The French Chef,' began in 1963, two years after she published her first book, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking.'

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Thu., May 25, 2017
2:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Julia! America's Favorite Chef  

Profiling Julia Child (1912-2004), the doyenne of TV chefs, whose public-TV show 'The French Chef,' began in 1963, two years after she published her first book, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking.'

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Fri., May 26, 2017
9:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of chef Jacques Pépin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form and became one of America's most beloved food icons. Along with James Beard and Julia Child, he helped change how Americans viewed the world of chefs, restaurants and food.

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Fri., May 26, 2017
9:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of chef Jacques Pépin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form and became one of America's most beloved food icons. Along with James Beard and Julia Child, he helped change how Americans viewed the world of chefs, restaurants and food.

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Fri., May 26, 2017
10:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution  

This profile of Alice Waters charts the 'counter culinary' career of the proprietor of the legendary Berkeley, Cal., restaurant Chez Panisse. Waters, who launched Chez Panisse in 1971 because she wanted a place to 'eat with my friends,' expands on her social and environmental ethic throughout the hour, joined by writers R.W. Apple, Calvin Trillin, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser and Marian Cunningham, Gourmet-magazine editor Ruth Reichl and Chez Panisse suppliers.

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Fri., May 26, 2017
10:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution  

This profile of Alice Waters charts the 'counter culinary' career of the proprietor of the legendary Berkeley, Cal., restaurant Chez Panisse. Waters, who launched Chez Panisse in 1971 because she wanted a place to 'eat with my friends,' expands on her social and environmental ethic throughout the hour, joined by writers R.W. Apple, Calvin Trillin, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser and Marian Cunningham, Gourmet-magazine editor Ruth Reichl and Chez Panisse suppliers.

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Sat., May 27, 2017
2:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of cookbook author, journalist, TV celebrity and teacher James Beard (1903-85), who helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today.

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Sun., May 28, 2017
12:00 am
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of chef Jacques Pépin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form and became one of America's most beloved food icons. Along with James Beard and Julia Child, he helped change how Americans viewed the world of chefs, restaurants and food.

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Sun., May 28, 2017
12:00 am
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of chef Jacques Pépin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form and became one of America's most beloved food icons. Along with James Beard and Julia Child, he helped change how Americans viewed the world of chefs, restaurants and food.

Full Episodes

S18 Ep8: Julia! America's Favorite Chef

S18 Ep8: Julia! America's Favorite Chef

Julia was a larger-than-life figure who revolutionized the way that Americans ate.

S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

S31 Ep2: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

S31 Ep1: By Sidney Lumet

WETA PassportS31 Ep1: By Sidney Lumet

With candor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist a human.

Clips

S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

Caroline Stuart discovered a doll that was designed to look like James Beard.

S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

When sexuality was not openly discussed, James Beard was comfortable, honest and open.

S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

James Beard played a key role in the very first food shows on television.

S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

Alice Waters recalls a party early in her friendship with James Beard.

Previews

S31: Chefs Flight

S31: Chefs Flight

Get to know some of America's most iconic chefs through American Masters' Chefs Flight.

S31 Ep4: PBS Previews | American Masters presents A Chef's F

S31 Ep4: PBS Previews | American Masters presents A Chef's F

Executive Producer Michael Kantor comments on "A Chef's Flight."