American Masters Podcast
About This Show
The American Masters Podcast by acclaimed PBS series American Masters is hosted by executive producer Michael Kantor. Each episode features a previously unreleased interview from the series’ 30+ years of award-winning documentary films. Watch videos of these masters at PBS.org/AmericanMasters, and subscribe now!
Most Recent Episode
S01 Episode 09: Women on Women – Gloria Naylor on the American Dream
We remember novelist Gloria Naylor, who died September 28, 2016, at the age of 66. Best known for The Women of Brewster Place, which received the National Book Award in 1983, and was adapted into a 1989 miniseries produced by Oprah Winfrey, Naylor speaks compassionately and critically about the notion of the American Dream. She explores this theme in three American classics: Nella Larsen’s novel Passing (1929), F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925) and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939). This never-before-heard interview is from director Michael Epstein’s American Masters – Novel Reflections on the American Dream (2007).