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Wavelength Boards PBS Marian Anderson Doc (Exclusive)

The production house, whose credits include Sundance hits 'Knock Down the House' and 'Where's My Roy Cohn?,' will executive produce the film about the legendary African American singer and civil…

Emmys: Documentary Categories Take a Dive Into Icons and Cults

In the doc series race, a popular Netflix show about an Oregon cult leader is up against some classic-format contenders, while a slew of doc specials about well-known figures jockey for recognition.

PBS’ ‘American Masters’ Launches Podcast and Digital Archive (Exclusive)

The series extensions coincide with the 30th anniversary of the program.

FilmRise Nabs Elaine May’s ‘Mike Nichols: American Masters’

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Dustin Hoffman were interviewed for the doc that centers on the life and career of the legendary filmmaker.

Elaine May to Direct Mike Nichols ‘American Masters’ Documentary

The documentary will kick off the 30th anniversary season of 'American Masters' on PBS.

Norman Lear Set for ‘American Masters’ Documentary (Exclusive)

The project will feature new interviews with Lear, George Clooney, Carl and Rob Reiner and more.

American Masters: Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character

This 90-minute episode of "American Masters," with its clips and interviews old and new, is a rich album of Burnett's awesome talent, not only as a comedic performer, but also as a singer and a…

Burnett joins ‘American Masters’ ranks

Fans and friends turned out to celebrate Carol Burnett at the premiere of her "American Masters" documentary profile.

American Masters: Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

Unlike most "American Masters," this is less a nuanced portrait than an out-and-out tribute to Ertegun and his record label.

American Masters: Novel Reflections on the American Dream

Unlike other "American Masters" specials, this one is not so much about great minds as about what great minds conclude, based on the novels they wrote.