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KEN BURNS:
Country Music

 

Learn about the making of the epic documentary series devoted to the history of this truly American art form. Features interviews with Ken Burns, Rosanne Cash and members of the filmmaking team.

 

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC
A Film by Ken Burns

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COUNTRY MUSIC premieres September 15, 2019
All programs begin at 8:00 pm

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Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. The series, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before.


 

COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns - The Rub (Beginnings – 1933)

The Rub (Beginnings – 1933)

Sunday, Sept. 15, 8:00 pm

See how what was first called “hillbilly music” reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music’s first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

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COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns - Hard Times (1933 – 1945)

Hard Times (1933 – 1945)

Monday, Sept. 16, 8:00 pm

Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff.

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COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns - The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 – 1953)

The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 – 1953)

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 8:00 pm

See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprising emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.

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COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns - I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 – 1963)

I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 – 1963)

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8:00 pm

Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.

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COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns - The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 – 1968)

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 – 1968)

Sunday, Sept. 22, 8:00 pm

See how country music reflects a changing America, with Loretta Lynn speaking to women everywhere, Merle Haggard becoming “The Poet of the Common Man” and audiences looking beyond race to embrace Charley Pride.

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COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns - Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968 – 1972)

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968 – 1972)

Monday, Sept. 23, 8:00 pm

Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.

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COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973 – 1983)

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973 – 1983)

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8:00 pm

Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers’ shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the “Outlaw” movement.

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COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns - Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1984 – 1996)

Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1984 – 1996)

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8:00 pm

Learn how “New Traditionalists” like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create.

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COUNTRY MUSIC:
Live at the Ryman, a Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns

 

Join celebrated musicians for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns. Hosted by Burns and featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more.

 

COUNTRY MUSIC: Live at the Ryman, a Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns

 

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ
Sustainable Boost and other stories

HIKI NŌ: Episode #1002

 

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Students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kaua‘i introduce us to an unconventional food source in the U.S. – crickets! Kaua‘i farmer Lourdes Torres recalls first hearing about the idea of insects as food from her grandmother. “She would point at them and say, ‘That’s food.’” And we thought, “Yeah, maybe, if there was famine.” But as co-founder of food manufacturing company Sustainable Boost, Torres has developed a cricket/taro blend powder that is high in protein and is said to have a mild, nutty flavor. She raises the crickets on a plant-based diet, and the insects have a much smaller impact on the environment than other forms of livestock.

 
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ALSO FEATURED:

 

Students from Maui High School in Kahului tell the story of a young woman who bravely faces her battle with depression every day.

 

Students from Waimea Elementary School on Hawai‘i make their HIKI NŌ debut by showing us how to make pickled mango. (Waimea Elementary is only the fourth elementary school to have a project air on HIKI NŌ.)

 

Students from Wai‘anae High School on O‘ahu introduce us to ‘ukulele player Nick Acosta, who has become a virtuoso on the instrument, despite the fact that he has only one complete arm.

 

Students from Kaua‘i High School in Līhu‘e take us to a local establishment that serves coffee and also serves the community.

 

Students from ‘Ilima Intermediate School on O‘ahu show us how a community pool has become a special gathering place for those who swim there.

 

And students from Island School on Kaua‘i show us how an invasive plant is being eradicated from Kaua‘i’s waterways.

 

 

 

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 6 of 6

 

Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life and love. Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan to make the most of their time together, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Kate (Nina Sosanya) settle into married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian (Nicola Walker).

 

Part 6 of 6
Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding. With Celia’s encouragement, Alan takes the first step toward forgiveness.

 

 

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 5 of 6

 

Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life and love. Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan to make the most of their time together, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Kate (Nina Sosanya) settle into married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian (Nicola Walker).

 

Part 5 of 6
Caroline is relieved to find that Greg is a natural with Flora and a positive influence on Lawrence. Alan begins to distance himself from Gary, while Gillian discovers that their private family matter has just gone public.

 

 

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 4 of 6

 

Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life and love. Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan to make the most of their time together, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Kate (Nina Sosanya) settle into married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian (Nicola Walker).

 

Part 4 of 6
Caroline is overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after baby Flora, until a stranger walks into her life and may be the answer to her prayers.

 

 

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 3 of 6

 

Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life and love. Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan to make the most of their time together, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Kate (Nina Sosanya) settle into married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian (Nicola Walker).

 

Part 3 of 6
Celia builds bridges with Alan and accepts Gary into her life, despite her initial reservations. Although relations with Caroline are still fraught, Celia doesn’t hesitate to stand by her side when she receives some devastating news.

 

 

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Part 2 of 6

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX Season 3, Part 2 of 6

 

Enjoy the third season of this award-winning series that celebrates life and love. Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan to make the most of their time together, Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and Kate (Nina Sosanya) settle into married life and old habits come back to haunt Gillian (Nicola Walker).

 

Part 2 of 6
Alan finally lets Celia in on his secret about Gary, but is saddened when Celia punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake. Meanwhile, Gillian loses her job after a humiliating visit from Cheryl.

 

 

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