2015 Pledge This Week
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Jerry Douglas (left) and Béla Fleck (center).
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It is 2015 Winter Pledge this week. Check out a list of programs airing during primetime this week, then be sure to GIVE! Just visit the Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Mississippi Website: fpbm.org.

Monday, November 30:

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7PM: Ed Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics: The 60s

From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances — no plate spinners or dancing elephants — that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement.

8PM: My Music: Country Pop Legends

In this reunion hosted by country music legend Roy Clark, country pop sensations such as Glenn Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, and BJ Thomas united for a trip down memory lane as they perform their biggest and most memorable hits from the '50s, '60s, and '70s.

Tuesday, December 1:

7PM: Transatlantic Sessions

Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and more than 28 artists gather in the Scottish Highlands to perform folk favorites from the Americana and Celtic traditions.

8PM: Carpenters Close To You

Look back over the long storied career of the Carpenters. Featuring interviews with Richard Carpenter, some of the group's longtime back-up singers, and famous friends such as Herb Alpert, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach, and Petula Clark. The program also contains rare never-before- seen footage of Richard and Karen, including home movies, concert performances, studio recordings, and TV appearances.

Wednesday, December 2:

Image - Davy Jones headshot.jpg7PM: My Music: 60s Pop, Rock & Soul

Hosted by icons Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees, this concert spectacular features hits and favorites of the AM radio era from Paul Revere & The Raiders, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Kingsmen, The Ventures, Question Mark & The Mysterians and Jefferson Starship. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change — sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations.

9PM: Don't Worry Retire Happy With Tom Hegna

In Don’t Worry, Retire Happy Tom Hegna provides proven solutions to secure a happy and worry-free retirement. Tom Hegna explains the math and science behind planning a successful retirement. He also shares his seven steps to retirement security. These steps include writing a retirement plan, considering a hybrid retirement, securing lifetime guarantee income, maximizing social security benefits, growing a retirement nest egg, planning for non-covered medical costs, and using your home equity wisely.

Thursday, December 3:

7PM: Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert In Central Park

Join the iconic duo and the more than 500,000 fans who came out for this once-in-a-lifetime 1981 benefit concert for the world's most famous urban park. The concert features the pair's greatest hits, from "Mrs. Robinson" to "Sounds of Silence" and more.

8PM: Healing ADD With Dr. Daniel Amen

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to grow—yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Now, using breakthrough diagnostic techniques, Dr. Daniel Amen has discovered that there are six distinct types of ADD, each requiring a different treatment.

Friday, December 4:

7:30PM: My Music: Best of the 60s

Favorite hits of the decade are performed by the New Rascals, the Fifth Dimension, Steppenwolf, Roger McGuinn, The Zombies, Blood, Sweat & Tears and many more.

7:30PM: Healthy Hormones: Brain-Body Fitness

A panel of health, fitness and diet experts, including trainer and author Teresa Tapp (Fit & Fabulous in 15 Minutes) and New York Times best-selling author Mary Shomon (The Thyroid Diet) discuss the impact of hormones in our daily lives, and offer natural ways to balance our diet, lose weight and reduce inflammation.

Saturday, December 5:

6PM: My Music: Country Pop Legends

In this reunion hosted by country music legend Roy Clark, country pop sensations such as Glenn Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, and BJ Thomas united for a trip down memory lane as they perform their biggest and most memorable hits from the '50s, '60s, and '70s.

8PM: Carpenters Close To You

Look back over the long storied career of the Carpenters. Featuring interviews with Richard Carpenter, some of the group's longtime back-up singers, and famous friends such as Herb Alpert, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach, and Petula Clark. The program also contains rare never-before- seen footage of Richard and Karen, including home movies, concert performances, studio recordings, and TV appearances.