American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival. Enjoy this clip from the film.

This excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty features the band discussing songwriting in the early days and includes a performance of “Release” from Arena Di Verona, Italy – September 16, 2006.

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