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What to Watch on Friday: An ‘American Masters’ profile of Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange with her Graflex, 1937, as seen in the American Masters documentary, “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning.”
Dorothea Lange with her Graflex, 1937, as seen in the American Masters documentary, “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning.” Courtesy of Rondal Partridge Archives

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (9pm, UNC-TV) - This American Masters profile of photographer Dorothea Lange, who captured iconic images of the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and WWII Japanese internment camps, comes from her granddaughter (and acclaimed photographer in her own right) Dyanna Taylor. The personal documentary incorporates family memories, journals, photos and film footage, as well as interviews and vérité sequences of Lange at her Bay Area home studio circa 1962-1965.

Also on tonight . . .

George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away (8pm, CMT) - George Strait performs his (alleged) final concert in Dallas, Texas. Joining Strait onstage to perform are Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and George “Bubba” Strait Jr.

The Knick (Cinemax) - There’s no new episode of “The Knick” tonight, but Cinemax is showing the first three episodes back-to-back, starting at 8 p.m.

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