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American Masters

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, Dec 29, 2012 - 7:00 AM    "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" Discover the story of the first quintessentially American dance company. The Joffrey Ballet founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino pioneered a new dance philosophy by daringly combining modern and traditional techniques, art with social statement, and integrating pop and rock music scores. Tracing the struggles and triumphs of the Company from 1956 to the present, the film features interviews with former and current Joffrey dancers, the breakthroughs of choreographers Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and Margo Sappington, and rare archival performance footage, including excerpts from signature works "Astarte," "Trinity," and "Billboards. D
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Saturday, Dec 29, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Dec 29, 2012 - 1:00 PM "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Dec 29, 2012 - 8:00 PM "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Dec 30, 2012 - 1:00 AM "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 - 3:00 AM "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 - 10:00 AM "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 - 4:00 PM "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 4, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 6:00 AM "Harper Lee: American Masters" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel" (WORLD)
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