3-part PBS mini-series follows performer/historian/collector Michael Feinstein on a road trip across the country and through time, exploring the Great American Songbook. Combines live performance, personal biography, and cultural history.
Explores the role popular music played during World War II. Includes appearances by Margaret Whiting and Marvin Hamlisch, and archival performances by Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby.
How movies, radio, and the recording industry changed popular music in the 1920s and '30s. Guest appearances by Vince Giordano, and Joe Franklin. Archival performances by Paul Whiteman, Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters, and Duke Ellington.