May PBS: Janis Joplin & The Highwaymen on American Masters

The 30th anniversary season of American Masters continues this May on PBS with two new music documentaries about Janis Joplin (May 3) and country music supergroup The Highwaymen (May 27), featuring Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

American Masters -- Janis: Little Girl Blue  **Never-Before-Seen Extended Film Cut**  will be aired Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings).  

Observe Janis Joplin's life through intimate letters and rare footage in the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer. Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil, West of Memphis) presents a portrait of a complicated and driven artist. Chan Marshall (also known as Cat Power) narrates. Oscar-winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Going Clear) is one of the film's producers. The broadcast features a never-before-seen extended film cut with additional archival performance footage and new interviews with Joplin's sister Laura Joplin and musicians influenced by Janis: Alecia Moore (a.k.a. Pink), Juliette LewisMelissa Etheridge and Marshall, who performs "A Woman Left Lonely" from Joplin's final studio album Pearl in tribute. 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of Pearl, which was released January 11, 1971.

American Masters -- The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
Discover the story behind the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup that featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, told through vintage performances and new interviews about life on the road and in the studio.  

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