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Air Date: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 7:00 PM
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.
Air Date: Fri, Feb 28, 2020 8:00 PM
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.
Air Date: Fri, Jan 17, 2020 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.
Air Date: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 10:00 PM
Explore America’s comeback city through photos and personal stories shared by residents. From the influence of the auto industry to labor unions to the Motown sound, Detroit’s multilayered story is revealed via family narratives and memories.
Air Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 7:30 PM
This special edition features stories from the 2019 HIKI NŌ Spring Challenge. On April 26, 2019, participating middle school and high school teams were given four days to complete a HIKI NŌ story based on the theme: “The unappreciated beauty of simple, everyday things.” Teachers could not provide hands-on help.
Air Date: Thu, Jun 13, 2019 9:00 PM
Travel to London and around the UK to the places where the 1960s’ British Beat was born. The program features a mix of archival full-length performance films mixed with live performances.
Air Date: Thu, Apr 25, 2019 7:30 PM
This special edition features stories from the 2019 HIKI NŌ Winter Challenge. On February 1, 2019, 12 participating middle school teams and nine participating high school teams were given four days to complete a HIKI NŌ story based on the Hawaiian value of kuleana (to take responsibility). Teachers could not provide hands-on help.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 10, 2019 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.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 3, 2019 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.
Air Date: Fri, May 25, 2018 9:00 PM
Explore the rich history of the Met Opera’s Lincoln Center home and its place in the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met’s general manager Rudolf Bing, city planner Robert Moses and architect Wallace Harrison.
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