My Music presents its first “Big Band” music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take you on a “Sentimental Journey”. This very warm and nostalgic program compiles the original hit makers and legends that define a generation. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.
The My Music series spotlights the greatest hits and moments from songwriter and arranger Burt Bacharach in an all-new special, "Burt Bacharach's Best". Hosted by Robert Wagner, this first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s -1980s.
Teenage heartthrobs of the 1960s Peter Noone, of Herman's Hermits, and Davy Jones, of the Monkees, co-host an evening of music from the era of peace, love and social change. The singers, both native sons of Manchester, England, perform their classic hits and are joined by other popular acts of the era spanning the pop, rock and soul musical genres, including The Kingsmen, Jefferson Starship, The Miracles and many others.
It’s an iconic American holiday tradition like fireworks on the Fourth of July, trick or treating on Halloween or hunting for Easter eggs. Every year on Thanksgiving Day before the family gathers around the table for a celebratory feast, all eyes are on the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the '64 Campaign That Changed It All (8 pm)
Bombs Away examines the 1964 presidential contest between President Lyndon Johnson and Sen. Barry Goldwater. Polarized by very different personalities and ideologies, Johnson and Goldwater attacked each other with gusto — and in the process opened the door to a modern era of campaigning that features highly negative TV advertising campaigns.
A beautiful young woman obsessed with cosmetic surgery falls from the second story of an esteemed clinic, an apparent suicide. Nicola and Charlie don't buy the theory that she was distraught over the clinic's refusal to give her further treatments.
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.
In this episode Johnson explores how clean water has changed our world and the way we live our lives.
Airs Wed November 5th at 9pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
Mr and Mrs Murder are Charlie and Nicola Buchanan, crime scene cleaners whose unique quirks and talents solve the most baffling murder mysteries. When you combine cerebral Charlie's monumental mind for facts and figures with Nicola's deep sense of justice, observational skills and empathy, there's really no place for a killer to hide.
The death of a homeless man in a modern art gallery registers as no more than an inconvenience for the haughty gallery owner and preening artists in the current show. Certain there's a connection between the victim and the art world, Nicola and Charlie begin to draw conclusions.
From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters: The Boomer List, tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers—one born each year of the baby boom—including New Age guru Deepak Chopra (b. 1947), singer-songwriter Billy Joel (b. 1949), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (b. 1951), author Amy Tan (b. 1952), actor Kim Cattrall (b. 1956), environmentalist Erin Brockovich (b. 1960) and artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963).
Intimate interviews by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, The Latino List, The Out List) focus on these individuals’ exceptional achievements, struggles and identities, sharing the experiences of these extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through and often created. Subjects illuminate the key movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years, discussing the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military; technology and media.
“The Boomer List is a celebration of this generation’s impact on American culture. It is impossible to encapsulate in just a few words, but thanks to the talent both on camera and behind the lens, this remarkable film offers an incredible chorus of voices that somehow captures the zeitgeist of this era,” says Michael Kantor, executive producer of American Masters.
This adventurous husband and wife team specialize in cleaning up crime scenes and in turn become amateur sleuths. When a young sailor just back from a year-long voyage, becomes a murder victim, a horrifying crime scene emerges and all eyes are focused on the sailor's alcoholic father as the prime suspect.