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American Masters

Bill T. Jones remembers the first time he met Alvin Ailey

In this outtake from "Ailey," Bill T. Jones, guest choreographer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recalls telling Alvin Ailey that he did not want to be considered a "Black choreographer," and Ailey reacting with compassion. "Now I can say it with confidence, but I was lonely," said Jones. "I was lonely for colleagues who were people of color."

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Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

Jason Momoa narrates the story of five-time Olympic medalist and surfer Duke Kahanamoku.
Season 36 Episode 3
Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands
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Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands

Explore the life of the famous singer who became an icon for the civil rights movement.
Season 36 Episode 2
Ailey
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The story of a visionary artist who found salvation through dance.
Season 36 Episode 1
Becoming Helen Keller (Extended Audio Description Version)
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Becoming Helen Keller (Extended Audio Description Version)

Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.
Season 35 Episode 12
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It

Explore the life and 70-year career of the iconic Latina actor, performer and activist.
Season 35 Episode 10
Becoming Helen Keller
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Becoming Helen Keller

Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.
Season 35 Episode 11
Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away
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Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away

Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist.
Season 35 Episode 9
Ballerina Boys
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Ballerina Boys

Discover The Trocks. Dancing on pointe shoes, these male ballerinas mix artistry and joy.
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