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AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.

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Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 - 7:00 AM    "Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts" Filmmaker Scott Hicks - director of the 1996 award winning feature film Shine and more recently No Reservations, for which Philip Glass wrote the score - documents an eventful, but apparently typical, year in the career and personal life of the distinguished composer as he interacts with family, friends and colleagues. Romping with his young children on the Nova Scotia coastline, cooking pizza and deconstructing philosophy in the farmhouse kitchen, creating new works in his cluttered Baltimore studio or collaborating with Chuck Close, Ravi Shankar and Woody Allen, this film follows Glass across three continents - from his annual ride on the Coney Island "Cyclone" in Brooklyn to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany and in performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia. It is a very intimate, often verite, portrait of artistic sensibility and pursuits. D
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Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 - 1:00 PM "Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 - 8:00 PM "Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 - 1:00 AM "Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 - 7:00 AM "John Muir in the New World" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 - 1:00 PM "John Muir in the New World" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 - 8:00 PM "John Muir in the New World" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 - 1:00 AM "John Muir in the New World" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 - 7:00 AM "James Levine: America's Maestro" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 - 8:00 AM "I.M. Pei: Building China Modern" (WORLD)
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