Thursday, April 20, 2017

Set the DVR – Two Music-Specific Television Series

     Today (April 20), CNN will air the first in a series of eight episodes entitled “Soundtracks.” Each episode will address the music around a pivotal event in U.S. history. In the first, the event is the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King. The focus of the second will be the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. For a full listing, go to the CNN website

     The episodes are scheduled to start at 10pm in the Eastern Time Zone. But check your television schedule.

     Next month, PBS will start an “American Epic” series. It will begin on Tuesday May 16 and a new episode will air each following Tuesday until June 6. For more information, go to the PBS website Quoting the first paragraph:
American Epic, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world. Narrated by Robert Redford.

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