American Masters

PBS | 9:00 pm

The new episode "Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story" profiles the iconic trumpeter and bandleader who maintains a rigorous schedule of touring, performing and teaching well into his 90s. Probably best known for his 30-year-plus gig as bandleader on "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson," Severinsen fell in love with the trumpet during his childhood as the son of an Oregon dentist and won the Music Educator's National Contest at the age of 12. Interviewees include current "Tonight Show" bandleader Questlove, master trumpeters Chris Botti and Arturo Sandoval and comics Bob Saget and Martin Mull.