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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, Sep 14, 2013 - 5:00 AM    "Billie Jean King" The first sports figure ever featured by AMERICAN MASTERS, this was a very deliberate choice about a very deliberate woman who has, indeed, been a major force in changing, and democratizing, our cultural landscape. To commemorate the 40th anniversaries of both the infamous Billie Jean King / Bobby Riggs tennis match -- the Battle of the Sexes -- and the launch of the Women's Tennis Association, this film looks back to the 12-year old southern California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and unfairness and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy the situation. Her competitiveness on the circuit was matched by her egalitarian efforts on behalf of women and her commitment to prove consistently that in diversity there is strength --ultimately being awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. D
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Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 - 5:00 AM "Billie Jean King" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 - 11:00 AM "Billie Jean King" (WORLD)
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Friday, Oct 4, 2013 - 4:30 PM "Cachao: Uno Mas" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 - 5:30 AM "Cachao: Uno Mas" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 - 11:30 AM "Cachao: Uno Mas" (WORLD)
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Friday, Feb 28, 2014 - 4:00 PM "Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 - 5:00 AM "Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 - 11:00 AM "Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth" (WORLD)
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Friday, Apr 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM "A Fierce Green Fire" (WORLD)
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Friday, Apr 25, 2014 - 10:00 PM "A Fierce Green Fire" (WORLD)
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