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Crosby, Stills & Nash 2012
Wednesday, April 16 at Noon & 8:00pm
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Filmed during their 2012 tour, the public television special CROSBY, STILLS & NASH 2012 includes many of the trio's classic hits. The legendary group performs fan favorites such as “Carry On/Questions,” “Marakesh Express,” “Long Time Gone,” “Southern Cross,” “Teach Your Children” and a rare performance of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."
Tuesday, April 15 at 9:00pm
Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.
American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire
Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00pm
Experience the battle for a living planet in the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism. Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep narrate.
American Masters: Salinger
Monday, April 28 at 10:00pm
AMERICAN MASTERS’ 200th episode features interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger’s friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before, as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize-winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger’s influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture. The film is the first work to get beyond the Catcher in the Rye author’s meticulously built-up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.
Austin City Limits
Saturdays at 9:00pm
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. Musical styles range from contemporary and traditional pop to rock, country, blues, bluegrass, Latin, folk, roots and more. All find a home on the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage.
April 5 – Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails makes a rare television appearance, taking the ACL stage in an hour-long performance of tracks from the latest album, Hesitation Marks.
April 12 – Gary Clark, Jr./Alabama Shakes
ACL presents modern blues and soul with Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes. Austin guitarist Clark showcases his major label debut, while Alabama Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed Boys & Girls.
April 19 – The Civil Wars/Punch Brothers
ACL presents new American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest, Who’s Feeling Young Now?
April 26- Norah Jones/Kat Edmonson
Jazz and pop cross on ACL with Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson. Jones sings songs from her Dangermouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts. Edmonson showcases the song stylings of her LP Way Down Low.