THE HIGHWAYMEN LIVE AT NASSAU COLISEUM
AIRS: MONDAY, JUNE 5 AT 7PM
Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson —“the Mt. Rushmore of country music”—for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like “Big River,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Always on My Mind.”
60s GENERATION: MY MUSIC
MONDAY, JUNE 5 AT 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 AT 7PM
Essential folk rock, R&B, and pop hits from the years 1965 to 1969-the era of change, peace, love, and protest music.
JFK: THE LOST INAUGURAL GALA
AIRS: TUESDAY, JUNE 6 AT 7PM
A first-ever look at the 1961 gala event celebrating President John F. Kennedy's election, featuring performances by Frank Sinatra (who also produced the evening), Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more. Because of a blizzard the night of the event, the program could not be broadcast on NBC as planned. This PBS broadcast is hosted by Phylicia Rashad.
THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS
AIRS: TUESDAY, JUNE 6 AT 8:30PM
Witness a historic recording session led by Jack White and T Bone Burnett with top artists, including Willie Nelson, Elton John, Nas, Taj Mahal, Alabama Shakes, Beck, and Los Lobos, as they recreate America’s musical past using a recording lathe.
SGT. PEPPER'S MUSICAL REVOLUTION
AIRS: SATURDAY, JUNE 3 AT 8PM
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the groundbreaking album that ranks #1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Features material never before accessible outside of Abbey Road Studios.