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Video thumbnail: American Masters What's it like choreographing a dance for Zoom?

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What's it like choreographing a dance for Zoom?

Tharp discovers a technical challenge that makes choreographing virtually even harder.

What's it like choreographing a dance for Zoom?

Video thumbnail: American Masters Twyla Tharp's very valuable college decision

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Twyla Tharp's very valuable college decision

How Tharp directed her own education at Barnard College.

Twyla Tharp's very valuable college decision

Video thumbnail: American Masters Twyla Moves

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Twyla Moves

Explore the life of legendary dancer, director and choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Twyla Moves

Video thumbnail: American Masters The time Twyla Tharp setup a performance in Central Park

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The time Twyla Tharp setup a performance in Central Park

Archival footage shows one of Twyla Tharp's dances in Central Park amongst the public.

The time Twyla Tharp setup a performance in Central Park

Video thumbnail: American Masters The time Twyla Tharp pushed David Byrne to his limits

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The time Twyla Tharp pushed David Byrne to his limits

In 1981, Twyla Tharp commissioned David Byrne of the Talking Heads to write music for her.

The time Twyla Tharp pushed David Byrne to his limits

Video thumbnail: American Masters Tharp and Baryshnikov's "totally unexpected" collaboration

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Tharp and Baryshnikov's "totally unexpected" collaboration

The collaboration was "lightening in a bottle," according to Tharp.

Tharp and Baryshnikov's "totally unexpected" collaboration

Video thumbnail: American Masters How does Twyla Tharp create new dances?

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How does Twyla Tharp create new dances?

Twyla Tharp's creative process is very physical, even into her 80's.

How does Twyla Tharp create new dances?

Video thumbnail: American Masters Why did Flannery O'Connor detest "Gone with the Wind"?

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Why did Flannery O'Connor detest "Gone with the Wind"?

She reportedly “couldn’t stand” the romanticized, Hollywood version of the old South.

Why did Flannery O'Connor detest "Gone with the Wind"?

Video thumbnail: American Masters Why are Flannery O’Connor’s stories so timely?

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Why are Flannery O’Connor’s stories so timely?

Co-director Elizabeth Coffman explains why the writer’s stories are so timely today.

Why are Flannery O’Connor’s stories so timely?

Video thumbnail: American Masters Flannery

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Flannery

Explore the life of Flannery O’Connor whose fiction was unlike anything published before.

Flannery

Video thumbnail: American Masters Why Cicely Tyson was selective about her acting roles

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Why Cicely Tyson was selective about her acting roles

Tyson was mindful of how she performed Black womanhood.

Why Cicely Tyson was selective about her acting roles

Video thumbnail: American Masters The role of women entertainers in the civil rights movement

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The role of women entertainers in the civil rights movement

Historian Ruth Feldstein on the role of women entertainers in the civil rights movement.

The role of women entertainers in the civil rights movement

Video thumbnail: American Masters Lena Waithe on why Cicely Tyson's hair was revolutionary

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Lena Waithe on why Cicely Tyson's hair was revolutionary

Waithe describes how Tyson's natural hair was an inspiration to many others.

Lena Waithe on why Cicely Tyson's hair was revolutionary

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How It Feels To Be Free documentary

How six iconic African American female entertainers challenged the entertainment industry.

How It Feels To Be Free documentary

Video thumbnail: American Masters Halle Berry on how seeing Diahann Caroll on TV changed her

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Halle Berry on how seeing Diahann Caroll on TV changed her

Having a role model on TV who looked like her made a big difference for Halle Berry.

Halle Berry on how seeing Diahann Caroll on TV changed her

Video thumbnail: American Masters Diahann Carroll talks race and makeup while filming "Julia"

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Diahann Carroll talks race and makeup while filming "Julia"

Carroll tells the story of an early makeup session for the TV show “Julia.”

Diahann Carroll talks race and makeup while filming "Julia"

Video thumbnail: American Masters Alicia Keys doesn’t mind being compared to Lena Horne

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Alicia Keys doesn’t mind being compared to Lena Horne

The musician talks about why she admires Horne so much.

Alicia Keys doesn’t mind being compared to Lena Horne