Our Favorite June Membership Drive Shows
We have an awesome line-up of shows airing this week as part of our June Membership Drive – from an awesome special about “Sgt. Pepper and the Lonely Hearts Club Band” and a Journey concert from the archives to an exploration of lives, careers and works of people like Bill Moyers and Ken Burns. Here’s a line-up of our favorite pledge shows for this month:
Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution
Saturday, June 3, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Saturday, June 3, at 8pm on CET
Saturday, June 3, at 9:30pm on CET Arts
Sunday, June 4, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV14
Wednesday, June 7, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Wednesday, June 7, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV14
Wednesday, June 7, at 9:30pm on CET
When The Beatles made the decision to stop playing live in August 1966, most of the world’s press concluded that they were finished. But far from finished, the band suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that broke ground in countless ways. Released in June 1967, after almost a year of secrecy, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was an immediate sensation. PBS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beatles album with a new documentary, Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution, a look back at the creation and ongoing influence of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Joe Bonamassa: Live at Carnegie Hall
Saturday, June 3, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16
Wednesday, June 7, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16
Thursday, June 8, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV14
In 2016, Joe Bonamassa performed two unique, all-acoustic shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both concerts, with new arrangements of favorite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs, were filmed and recorded for Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall –An Acoustic Evening. This new live show is a band performance, including members from Joe's stellar band, three Australian backing vocalists, and instrumentalists varying from cello, erhu, percussion, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy and saxophone – different than his 2013 performance in Vienna.
Journey in Concert: Houston 1981
Sunday, June 4, at 9:30pm on CET Arts
Sunday, June 4, at 10pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, June 5, at 10pm on CET
Tuesday, June 6, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV14
Thursday, June 8, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16
Friday, June 9, at 10pm on ThinkTV14
This concert, part of Journey’s 1981 “Escape” tour with Steve Perry in the lead, was filmed in Houston, TX during the height of the band’s success. Features hits like "Open Arms," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Any Way You Want It," and many more! Features 19 tracks.
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American Epic Sessions
Tuesday, June 6, at 8pmon ThinkTV16
Tuesday, June 6, at 8pmon CET
Wednesday, June 7, at 8pm on CET Arts
Friday, June 9, at 10pm on CET
In The American Epic Sessions, the American Epic team has reassembled the very first electrical sound recording system from the 1920s, and invited Jack White and T Bone Burnett to produce an album of recordings by twenty of today’s greatest artists. In this beautifully filmed musical feature, these artists are given the chance to pass through the portal that brought the world into the modern era.
Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller
Wednesday, June 7, at 8pm on CET
Thursday, June 8, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Tom Hanks hosts this new celebration of filmmaker Ken Burns, who has been aptly described as “America’s storyteller.” Over the course of almost 40 years, he has carried on a deep and probing conversation with Americans about themselves and their country, its past and its future. Perhaps more than anyone else, he has elevated documentary filmmaking to an art form and made American history come alive.
Conversation with Bill Moyers
Friday, June 9, at 8:30pm on ThinkTV16
Friday, June 9, at 8:30pm on CET
Over the course of his over five decade career, Moyers has won more than 30 Emmys and nine Peabodys, and has been honored with the National Academy of Television Arts & Science’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In May 2016, Bill Moyers sat down in front of a live studio audience with retired Minneapolis journalist and news anchor Don Shelby to reflect on his long and esteemed career for A Conversation with Bill Moyers.
Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde Park
Saturday, June 3, at 7:30pm on ThinkTV14
Saturday, June 3, at 9:30pm on CET
Sunday, June 4, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, June 5, at 8pm on CET
Tuesday, June 6, at 8pm on CET Arts
On July 15, 2012, Paul Simon and his musicians headlined the closing night of the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London’s Hyde Park. Simon’s epic career-spanning set list included Simon & Garfunkel classics, solo favorites and much more. Both immediate and retrospective, the three-hour set took a rapt audience through his extensive repertoire, from “The Sound of Silence” and “The Boxer” to “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and “Late in the Evening.” The performance also featured vibrant renditions of “You Can Call Me Al” and “The Boy in the Bubble” in honor of the 25th anniversary of his landmark Grammy-winning album Graceland.