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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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Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 - 9:00 AM    "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" During the 1940s, 50s and 60s, Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made Sister Rosetta Tharpe introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of popular rock 'n roll, inspiring the male icons of the genre. This flamboyant African-American gospel superstar, with her spectacular virtuosity on the newly electrified guitar, was a natural-born performer and a rebel -- one of the most important singer-musicians of the 20th century. She is acknowledged as a major influence not only on generations of black musicians -- including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Isaac Hayes and Etta James -- but also on white stars such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. D
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Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 - 9:00 AM "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 - 3:00 PM "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 4, 2013 - 1:00 AM "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 5:00 AM "Harper Lee: American Masters" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 11:00 AM "Harper Lee: American Masters" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 1:00 PM "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 4:00 PM "Harper Lee: American Masters" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel" (WORLD)
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