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Best of 50s Pop (My Music)
Bring back happy memories with classic tunes from Patti Page, The Four Lads, The McGuire Sisters, Frankie Laine and more. These are the top hits of the fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners glued to their AM radios.
Best of Majestic Nature
This program features the stunning time-lapse macro and traditional cinematography of legendary filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. Accompanied by an inspiring original music score, the program takes viewers on a tour through the scenic four corners region of America, the Redwood Coast, Olympic National Park and more.
California Dreamin’: The Songs of the Mamas and The Papas
Celebrate 50 years of the harmonious pop-folk-rock group that defined an era. With their signature intricate harmonies and mix of male and female voices, The Mamas and the Papas bridged the folk-rock sound of the 1960s with a softer pop sound that instantly endeared the legendary foursome to audiences of all ages. Interviews with “Mama” Michelle Phillips and “Papas” Denny Doherty and John Phillips recall the group’s meteoric rise to the top with fellow member “Mama” Cass Elliot, the beloved icon who would leave The Mamas and the Papas and strike out on a solo career with the 1968 release of “Dream A Little Dream of Me.”
Carol Burnett’s Favorite Sketches
Saturday, August 27 at 7:00pm
For over a decade, Americans would gather round their TV sets to watch “The Carol Burnett Show.” From 1967 to 1978, the prime-time comedy-variety series won 25 Emmy Awards, and showcased the wonderful wacky brand of comedy that was uniquely Carol’s own. Carol’s favorite sketches include some of her unforgettable characters — Starlet O’Hara, Norma Desmond, Mrs. Wiggins, and of course, Eunice, long suffering wife of Ed and daughter of Mama, as well as Tim Conway’s “The Oldest Man” and Mr. Tudball.
Join beloved funny lady Carol Burnett as she presents her own personally selected favorite moments from her long-running variety series “The Carol Burnett Show.” Laugh along with Carol and her hilarious troupe of regulars — Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner — and special guests Steve Martin and Betty White. Several of the sketches Carol selected include footage from the first five years of the series, which have never been re-aired.