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Nam June Paik
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Nam June Paik

Premieres Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App

See the world through the eyes of Nam June Paik, the father of video art and coiner of the term “electronic superhighway.” Born in Japan-occupied Korea, Paik went on to become a pillar of the American avant-garde and transformed modern image-making with his sculptures, films and performances. Experience his creative evolution, as Academy Award nominee Steven Yeun reads from Paik’s own writings on this episode of AMERICAN MASTERS.

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Nam June Paik: PBS (1963-2000)