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Foreigner Live at the Symphony
In May 2017, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band Foreigner performed two sold-out shows together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Ernst van Tiel, taped over three spectacular nights in Lucerne, Switzerland. Foreigner Live at the Symphony represents a year-long collaboration between Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones and the Grammy-nominated composing/arranging team, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer, exploring the deep symphonic potential of these classic and iconic songs. Celebrating 40 years of chart-topping hits, the band performs “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “Starrider,” “Double Vision,” “Urgent,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
International Jazz Day from Cuba
More than four dozen world-renowned artists come together for an International Jazz Day celebration in Havana, Cuba, culminating in an All-Star Global Concert at the Gran Teatro de La Habana. International Jazz Day is the one day each year that jazz is celebrated worldwide, bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Featuring host Will Smith with remarks by Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock and featuring performances by Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, Roberto Fonseca, Chucho Valdes, and many more, this concert crowns a week of education and community outreach throughout the island nation of Cuba. The program includes scenic footage from throughout the city, exclusive interviews with the artists and performances of jazz standards, original compositions and modern classics.
THE PRICE OF PEACE: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg
How do we prevent war? How do we maintain peace? These questions have been posed by nations and people throughout history. Concessions often bring about peace in the short term, defusing tensions for a while, but the aggressor’s initial demands are not forgotten and, in fact, often bolstered with time. The lessons of appeasement verses deterrence are hard-learned time and time again. The Price of Peace: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg examines the use of deterrence of enemy aggression in the past, and the efforts to sustain it in the current era of rogue nations and nuclear proliferation.
The Experience with Dedry Jones
The Experience with Dedry Jones is a celebration of music hosted by Dedry Jones in WTTW's intimate Grainger Studio. Audiences enjoy a personal conversation with a world class musician as they discuss the artist career, interests and music history, interspersed with a live music performance backed by a full band. Each episode takes audiences on a unique and compelling journey through the artist's life, through their own words, experience, and song.
The Interview Show with Mark Bazer
Taped at The Hideout, an intimate dive bar in Chicago, this series was created to bridge the gap between the silliness of late-night talk shows and serious-minded interview programs. Each episode features host Mark Bazer facilitating two or three conversations with a diverse collection of guests that are as substantive as they are entertaining. Pairing well-known guests with talented up-and-comers while also including some short comedic sketches, every second of The Interview Show with Mark Bazer is sure to engage, inform, and enlighten a wide and diverse audience!
Soundstage returns in April with an eclectic season of musical performances that are fun, fierce, and will have you rocking all night long! The pioneering music television series kicks off this spring with more intimate performances by a cross-genre roster of artists, including iconic band Chicago celebrating the 50th anniversary of their album Chicago II, American Idol Runner-Up Katharine McPhee, two Grammy Award winning A Capella groups performing together — The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, music legend and Doobie Brother Michael McDonald, and new duo RSO (Richie Sambora and Orianthi)!
RWANDA: THE ROYAL TOUR
This new 1-hour documentary is the latest edition of the groundbreaking Royal Tour series, in which Peter journeys to a select country to offer audiences access to extraordinary locations, historic landmarks, and cultural experiences, guided by some of the most dynamic and powerful heads of state around the world. Rwanda: The Royal Tour follows journalist Peter Greenberg as he ventures deep inside the country known as the “land of a thousand hills” with the ultimate tour guide — the President of Rwanda himself, Paul Kagame.
A City at War: Chicago
At the beginning of America's engagement in World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt called on the country to become "an arsenal of democracy" — major producers of war material to help defeat the Axis powers. This new film explores how the Windy City answered that call, and how a mutually beneficial relationship between FDR and Chicago mayor Ed Kelly (the original "big city boss") helped to set everything in motion. The documentary reveals how the Chicago area was transformed into a well-oiled production machine, with every man, woman, and child mobilizing to support the war effort.
In a fractured nation, what ideals do we share in common? To find out, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy teams up with his Stanford University colleague Condoleezza Rice to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their thorny, cross-partisan inquiry frames the stories of activists, each of whom is striving to realize his or her own vision of America’s promise across a deep divide.
Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th
FIGHTING ON BOTH FRONTS: THE STORY OF THE 370th tells the remarkable but little-known story of one of few African American regiments to have fought in combat during World War I. They were America's unsung heroes — 2,900 men from Illinois, many of them from Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. This intrepid group of soldiers fought on two fronts —the war against the Germans and the war against racism and inequality. But when they returned from war they realized that, despite their sacrifices, the country still denied them civil rights.
The Travel Detective Season 4
In the fourth season of the public television series The Travel Detective, CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg shares cutting-edge travel news, must-have information, and insider secrets on navigating the travel process. Each episode has need-to-know tips to improve the travel experience: how — and when — to book a hotel room, avoiding nickel-and-diming fees, and how to speed through airport security. The series also features signature “Hidden Gems” destination segments, where Greenberg highlights his personal picks and favorite experiences off the tourist map. Featured destinations in this season include Jordan, Hawaii, Cuba, Australia, and United Arab Emirates, just to name a few!