From the U.S. television debut of the Beatles in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance, The Ed Sullivan Show brought the greatest musical acts in the world into America’s living rooms every Sunday night. This new My Music special features both the Beatles and the Doors as well as memorable performances from other superstars of the 60s pop-rock era, including the Mamas & the Papas, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Rivers, the Beach Boys, Tom Jones and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
This new, seven-part documentary by Ken Burns will air beginning September 14, 2014. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii VIDEO
Entertainment events presented live via satellite are common today, but in 1973, this was a first. Never before had one performer held the world’s attention in such a way. Presenting Elvis at the pinnacle of his superstardom in one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career, ELVIS, ALOHA FROM HAWAII is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013 (check local listings) during the 40th anniversary celebration of this milestone in music and television history.
Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today in for a closer look at the drama unfolding over the police killing of Michael Brown, as well as local reaction to the governor’s order for State Highway Patrol to take over security. Former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch weigh in on Ferguson’s disproportionately white police force.
It was nearly a decade ago that the Rosedale Development Association, a nonprofit community improvement corporation, identified lack of transportation as a significant barrier for neighborhood residents who wanted better access to medical care, grocery stores and other basic services. The feedback came via a community-needs survey conducted by a volunteer working with the organization, said Erin Stryka, program manager of the association’s Rosedale Healthy Kids program. After a less-than-positive response from area transit authorities back then, she said, the push for a bus route serving the area languished until a coalition of neighborhood organizations and church leaders revived the…
Since forming in 1998, The Elders have set the music scene on its ear, thanks to a skillful blend of American-roots rock and amped-up Celtic folk; a cross-pollination of elements that is high-octane and progressive, yet rooted in tradition. The Elders Hoolie was recorded live at the historic Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. on St. Patrick's Day, 2012. Support KCPT and join The Elders for their CD release party at Knuckleheads Saloon on October 11 in Kansas City. The Elders will take the stage in the evening after local country rockers The Grisly Hand.