American Masters “Roberta Flack”

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 at 8 p.m.

From “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” to “Killing Me Softly” and beyond, Roberta Flack gave voice to a global soundtrack of beauty and pain, love and anguish, hope and struggle. American Masters: “Roberta Flack” illuminates where reality, memory and imagination mix to present music icon Roberta Flack, a brilliant artist who transformed popular culture in her own words.

With exclusive access to Flack’s archives of film, performances, interviews, home movies, photos, hit songs and unreleased music, the film documents how Flack’s musical virtuosity was inseparable from her lifelong commitment to civil rights.

American Masters: “Roberta Flack” follows the music icon from a piano lounge through her rise to stardom.

About the Episode

This new film tells Flack’s story in her own words and includes interviews with Reverend Jesse Jackson, Clint Eastwood, Yoko Ono, Angela Davis, Eugene McDaniels, Joel Dorn, Peabo Bryson and more.

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