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American Masters

An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars.

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Tue., June 27, 2017
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of chef Jacques Pépin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form and became one of America's most beloved food icons. Along with James Beard and Julia Child, he helped change how Americans viewed the world of chefs, restaurants and food.

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Tue., June 27, 2017
2:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution  

This profile of Alice Waters charts the 'counter culinary' career of the proprietor of the legendary Berkeley, Cal., restaurant Chez Panisse. Waters, who launched Chez Panisse in 1971 because she wanted a place to 'eat with my friends,' expands on her social and environmental ethic throughout the hour, joined by writers R.W. Apple, Calvin Trillin, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser and Marian Cunningham, Gourmet-magazine editor Ruth Reichl and Chez Panisse suppliers.

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Tue., June 27, 2017
2:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution  

This profile of Alice Waters charts the 'counter culinary' career of the proprietor of the legendary Berkeley, Cal., restaurant Chez Panisse. Waters, who launched Chez Panisse in 1971 because she wanted a place to 'eat with my friends,' expands on her social and environmental ethic throughout the hour, joined by writers R.W. Apple, Calvin Trillin, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser and Marian Cunningham, Gourmet-magazine editor Ruth Reichl and Chez Panisse suppliers.

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Tue., June 27, 2017
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of chef Jacques Pépin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form and became one of America's most beloved food icons. Along with James Beard and Julia Child, he helped change how Americans viewed the world of chefs, restaurants and food.

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Tue., June 27, 2017
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

American Masters  

A profile of chef Jacques Pépin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form and became one of America's most beloved food icons. Along with James Beard and Julia Child, he helped change how Americans viewed the world of chefs, restaurants and food.

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Tue., June 27, 2017
4:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Julia! America's Favorite Chef  

Profiling Julia Child (1912-2004), the doyenne of TV chefs, whose public-TV show 'The French Chef,' began in 1963, two years after she published her first book, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking.'

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Tue., June 27, 2017
4:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Julia! America's Favorite Chef  

Profiling Julia Child (1912-2004), the doyenne of TV chefs, whose public-TV show 'The French Chef,' began in 1963, two years after she published her first book, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking.'

Full Episodes

S17 Ep4: Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution

WETA PassportS17 Ep4: Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution

Alice Waters has made it her mission in life to make sure that people eat beautifully.

S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

WETA PassportS31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

S31 Ep5: Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

WETA PassportS31 Ep5: Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Today he is known as a kitchen supernova, but Jacques Pépin's career began humbly.

S31 Ep2: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

WETA PassportS31 Ep2: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

Clips

S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

S31 Ep4: Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-liv

Caroline Stuart discovered a doll that was designed to look like James Beard.

S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

S31 Ep4: Insight into James Beard's life as a gay man

When sexuality was not openly discussed, James Beard was comfortable, honest and open.

S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

S31 Ep4: Explore the advent of Food Television with James Be

James Beard played a key role in the very first food shows on television.

S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

S31 Ep4: Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with Ja

Alice Waters recalls a party early in her friendship with James Beard.

Previews

S31 Ep5: PBS Previews | Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

S31 Ep5: PBS Previews | Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Jacques Pépin is known as a kitchen supernova.

S31: Chefs Flight

S31: Chefs Flight

Get to know some of America's most iconic chefs through American Masters' Chefs Flight.