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Decades of Memorable Music Specials
Bruce Springsteen

The 80s

Sunday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Monday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 a.m.; Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 10, at midnight

Join host Martha Quinn for a joyful jump into the 1980s, when music videos ruled the airwaves, with hits from Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins and Madonna.



Peter Marshall hosts

The Big Band Years

Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Saturday, Dec. 30, at 8 p.m.

This “Big Band” retrospective features the music that brought the country through WWII and kickstarted the baby boom. The program mixes vintage live, rare and unreleased footage of bands and vocalists from the 1930s and ‘40s. Peter Marshall hosts.


Songbook Standards

Songbook Standards: As Time Goes By

Saturday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m.
Repeats Sunday, Dec. 10, at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 3 a.m.

Jack Jones hosts a nostalgic hit parade of best-loved songs from the 1950s and ‘60s. This all-star special features rare footage of Johnny Mathis, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Patti Page, Perry Como and more.



Peter, Paul and Mary

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary

Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m.
Also airs on Thursday, Dec. 7, at midnight and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.

This fast-paced, high-energy production features holiday favorites from Purdue Musical Organizations ensembles including University Choir, Purdue Bells, Heart & Soul, the Purduettes and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club.




Elvis ‘56

Sunday, Dec. 10, at 9:30 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 1:30 a.m.

In 1956, Elvis Presley was a 21-year-old new singing sensation and both he and his new rockabilly sound were unknown outside of the South. ELVIS ‘56 captures the sights and sounds of that pivotal year using exclusive photographs shot on tour in 1956, kinescopes of Presley’s controversial appearances on TV and newsreel clips and radio interviews.


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