On November 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing three nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to see legendary bluesman Muddy Waters perform. It didn’t take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining him on stage. Later, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Lefty Dizz also played their part. Luckily, this amazing blues night was captured on camera and has now been restored from the original footage, with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain.
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 8:00pm
The popular My Music series is back this summer with MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era. Patti Page and Nick Clooney return to co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault with fellow co-hosts Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and the Lawrence Welk Show’s Mary Lou Metzger. Featuring Frankie Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters, and archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 9:30pm
Relish this Christmas celebration with singers Chloe Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha and Orla Fallon and fiddler Mairead Nesbitt, filmed in Dublin's prestigious Helix Centre, where the Celtic Woman phenomenon began. The special includes such popular classics as "White Christmas," "Carol of the Bells," "Little Drummer Boy," "O Holy Night" and "Let it Snow" and features original pieces: "Green the Whole Year Round," a fiddle solo called "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Christmas Pipes."
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 8:00pm
Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with a family of capuchins, and so on. Instincts gone awry? The subject has mystified scientists for years. Now, NATURE investigates why animals form these special bonds. Informed by the observations of caregivers and noted scientists Temple Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 8:00pm
This brand new, high definition program takes viewers into the heat and heart of the Blenko glassworks to see how the beautiful, all-handmade, glassware is created. Each piece is unique and so are the artisans and members of the Blenko family who continue this proud, 100 year tradition.
Sun, 11/25/2012 - 8:00pm
In this riveting special, DOWNTON ABBEY REVISITED, savor great moments from the series’ first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what’s in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties. What will become of Bates? What new mischief will villainous footman Thomas and scheming lady’s maid O’Brien instigate? Will wedding bells finally ring? And how will the formidable Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) handle the arrival of Lady Grantham’s American mother (Shirley MacLaine)?
Sat, 11/24/2012 - 9:00pm
This program of original Motown classics from 1958 to 1968 features many first-time extended stereo mixes of Motown’s biggest hits, B-sides, album cuts and radio classics from the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Miracles, Martha & the Vandellas and more. The MY MUSIC team spent the last year in the Motown vaults assembling this special, which features the biggest and best moments from past PBS Motown specials, enhanced and extended with additional footage and archival gems.
Sat, 11/24/2012 - 7:00pm
DOO WOP DISCOVERIES (MY MUSIC) brings back pivotal R&B and pop vocal groups of the late 50s and 60s through never-before-broadcast archival and new live performances of their most loved hits. Pop music icons Smokey Robinson, Mike Stoller (of the writing team Lieber & Stoller), producers Mitch and Phil Margo of the Tokens, Aaron Neville, Neil Sedaka and more share their favorite doo wop styles and songs of the genre.
Islands of Britain
Thu, 11/22/2012 - 10:00pm
In the final episode, Clunes explores islands off the south coast of the British mainland. First stop is Guernsey in the Channel Islands — a tax haven popular with wealthy settlers. Then we follow our intrepid guide to Sark, another nearby island. With just 600 inhabitants, it is in a timewarp; at the time of filming it's the last feudal state in Europe and the only motorized vehicles allowed are tractors. Next is St. Michael's Mount, a tiny island comprising a castle and a few houses, just off the Cornish coast. The stage of the journey through islands of the south includes a visit to the Scilly Isles, off Land's End in Cornwall.