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Sunday - August 1, 2010
8:00 am SMITH Sound Revolution: Blues Beginning (2007) episode charts how the blues is the basis for modern rock; with B.B. King, Ike Turner, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Olu Dara, Nas and Chris Thomas King
11:30 am WYES 12 Bourbon Street: The Neon Strip (1993) a look at the infamous street starting with its noble birth to its more earthy existence today; performance clips include Papa Celestin, Sharkey Bonano, Al Hirt and Chris Owens; interview clips include Danny Barker, Al Hirt, Chris Owens, and Lindy Boggs

Tuesday - August 3, 2010
9:00 am SMITH Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways the Folkways Records story, from the passion of founder Moses Asch to the New York Jazz scene in the 1940s, to the 60s counter-culture and its folk heroes; the film introduces us afresh to Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and others at the front of the Blues and Folk revivals: names like Lead Belly, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee, and Lightnin' Hopkins
4:30 pm AMC Angel Heart (1987) thriller filmed in New Orleans w/ Mickey Rourke, Robert DeNiro and Lisa Bonet; features appearances by many local musicians; w/ Rickie Monie, Deacon John, Ernest Watson, Richard Payne, Alonzo Stewart, Lillian Boutte, Roselyn Lionheart, Freddie Kohlman, Kenyatta Simon, Curtis Pierre and Kufaru Mouton; Pinetop Perkins and Sugar Blue also appear
3:00 am TCM The Cincinnati Kid (1965) Steve McQueen plays a cardsharp who challenges the New Orleans stud poker king (Edward G. Robinson) to the game of the century in this winner-take-all classic; Ann-Margret & Cab Calloway also star; look for several local jazz scenes, e.g. Eureka Brass Band, Olympia Brass Band, Preservation Hall w/ Sweet Emma Barrett, George Lewis, Punch Miller, etc.

Wednesday - August 4, 2010
9:00 pm MTV Real World XXIV: New Orleans "Sing Out, Cop Out" - features a guest appearance by Theresa Andersson (see Real World web site for more air dates, video clips, etc)

Friday - August 6, 2010
6:00 am SUND Saving Jazz (2006) documentary follows photographer Herman Leonard on his painful return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and his efforts to rebuild his life's work; with Irvin Mayfield, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, David Freedman (WWOZ), Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis, Irma Thomas; read more (repeats at 12:00 pm)

Saturday - August 7, 2010
2:00 pm WYES 12 Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop once-in-a-lifetime reunion of music legends hosted by Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler and Lloyd Price; performers include Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay & The Americans, Fred Paris and the Five Satins, Lou Christie, Lloyd Price ("Stagger Lee"), Frankie Ford ("Sea Cruise"), The Duprees and many, many others (originally aired in December 2001)

Sunday - August 8, 2010
7:00 pm SMITH The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (2008) "The First Lady of Rockabilly" was Wanda Jackson, a '50s-era singer who kicked down the door for women to become rock and roll stars at the remarkable age of 16 and still performs nightly; features rare footage of Jackson's concerts with Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis

Tuesday - August 10, 2010
7:00 pm WYES 12 Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop once-in-a-lifetime reunion of music legends hosted by Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler and Lloyd Price; performers include Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay & The Americans, Fred Paris and the Five Satins, Lou Christie, Lloyd Price ("Stagger Lee"), Frankie Ford ("Sea Cruise"), The Duprees and many, many others (originally aired in December 2001)
11:05 pm ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! actress Sofia Vergara; Chef Gordon Ramsay; musical guest Christian Scott (check local listings)

Thursday - August 12, 2010
5:10 am SUND Saving Jazz (2006) documentary follows photographer Herman Leonard on his painful return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and his efforts to rebuild his life's work; with Irvin Mayfield, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, David Freedman (WWOZ), Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis, Irma Thomas; read more

Friday - August 13, 2010
10:30 pm WYES 12 A World's Fair to Remember (2003) documentary on the Louisiana World Exposition held in New Orleans in 1984; includes an interview with Deacon John Moore and clips of Tuts Washington

Saturday - August 14, 2010
2:00 pm WYES 12 More New Orleans That Was a look back at the 1984 World's Fair, Pope John Paul II visit, the Blue Room, "Buglin' Sam the Waffle Man," the "Ragman, the "Clothes Pole Man," and more; interviews include Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, Milton Batiste and Leah Chase
6:30 pm CNN CNN Heroes: Coming Back from Katrina Anderson Cooper leads us through the inspiring story of 3 CNN Heroes determined to rebuild New Orleans; features Roots of Music founder and 2009 CNN Heroes finalist Derrick Tabb
7:00 pm SMITH Sound Revolution: Free Jazz to Future Jazz (2007) episode covers the postwar history of jazz; with Brad Mehldau, Charles Lloyd, Herbie Hancock & Lili Haydn, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Sunday - August 15, 2010
12:00 pm WYES 12 The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Dr. John, and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; also: French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde; Angelo Brocato III; Terry Flettrich Rohe along with Bob and Jan Carr discuss raising a family in the French Quarter; also featured are the personalities, e.g. "Evangeline the Oyster Girl" and Ruthie the Duck Girl
6:30 pm CNN CNN Heroes: Coming Back from Katrina Anderson Cooper leads us through the inspiring story of 3 CNN Heroes determined to rebuild New Orleans; features Roots of Music founder and 2009 CNN Heroes finalist Derrick Tabb
11:00 pm WYES 12 The Nightlife That Was (2004) documentary looks back at New Orleans haunts of the recent past, such as the Blue Room, the Swan Room, Bourbon Street (where Clarence Frogman Henry played for 20 years, and Al Hirt & Pete Fountain both owned clubs), The Warehouse, Beverly Dinner Playhouse, Dew Drop Inn, CYO dances (where Dr. John & Frankie Ford entertained the bobby socks crowd), etc; interviews include Jimmy Anselmo, Hank Staples, Frankie Ford, Dr. John, A.J. Loria, Deacon John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Bobby Marchan, and many more

Friday - August 20, 2010
7:00 pm SMITH Sound Revolution: Soul Stirrings (2007) episode traces the growth of soul music in the 1950s; with the Neville Brothers, Davell Crawford, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, LaVern Baker, Billy Preston, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Ernestine Anderson
10:30 pm WYES 12 New Orleans in the 60s documentary on a pivotal decade in the city's history; features New Orleans during a snowstorm, Hurricanes Betsy and Camille, President Kennedy during a 1962 visit to the city, Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans, the first Endymion and Bacchus parades, the Vieux Carre Riverfront Expressway controversy, how the Saints football team got its name, and a glimpse of the Beatles at City Park Stadium; interviews include Ruby Bridges, Warren Bell, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman Talk show host Regis Philbin; musical guest Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (rerun from June 22,2010)

Saturday - August 21, 2010
1:15 am TCM Paris Blues (1961) offbeat account of two swinging musicians in Left Bank Paris who spend most of their time romancing the tourists; stars Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier and Louis Armstrong; features Oscar nominated musical score by Duke Ellington

Sunday - August 22, 2010
8:00 pm WYES 12 Growing Up in New Orleans one-hour WYES documentary looks back at some of New Orleans childhood experiences during the 1950s and 60s; sharing their childhood memories are Gayle and Bryan Batt, Dr. John, Ricky Graham, Leah Chase, Frankie Ford, "Deacon John" Moore, Tom Fitzmorris, Charmaine Neville, Millie Ball, Keith Marshall and many other notable New Orleanians
11:00 pm WYES 12 Great Museums - "New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music" NOLA's vibrant culture is experienced through the eyes of the city's musicians, dancers and street performers; with Ellis Marsalis, Trombone Shorty, Baby Boyz Brass Band, St. Augustine Marching 100, Lionel Ferbos, Irvin Mayfield, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Sunpie Barnes, Dr. Michael White & more; narrated by Wendell Pierce, with music by Irvin Mayfield

Monday - August 23, 2010
8:00 pm HBO If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise - Pt 1 (2 hours) 5 years after Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returns to New Orleans to see how the plans to reinvent the Crescent City are playing out; he finds a patchwork of hope and heartache in a story that is book-ended by a pair of momentous events - the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory and the disastrous BP oil spill; following up on When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Lee revisits with many of the principals from the first film, including Terence Blanchard and members of the Hot 8 Brass Band (see press release)

Tuesday - August 24, 2010
8:00 pm HBO If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise - Pt 2 (2 hours) 5 years after Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returns to New Orleans to see how the plans to reinvent the Crescent City are playing out; he finds a patchwork of hope and heartache in a story that is book-ended by a pair of momentous events - the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory and the disastrous BP oil spill; following up on When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Lee revisits with many of the principals from the first film, including Terence Blanchard and members of the Hot 8 Brass Band

Wednesday - August 25, 2010
9:00 pm WYES 12 Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist Lolis Eric Elie takes us on a tour of his city in what becomes a reflection on the relevance of history folded into a love letter to the storied New Orleans neighborhood, Faubourg Treme; the award winning film is a tale of heartbreak, hope and resiliency set to a soundtrack of fabulous New Orleans music; interviews include Glen David Andrews, Bob French, Wynton Marsalis and Kalamu ya Salaam, with music from Irvin Mayfield, Bob French, George Lewis, Bunk Johnson, Rebirth Brass Band, John Boutté, Glen David Andrews and Edmund Dede
11:05 pm ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! actress Sofia Vergara; Chef Gordon Ramsay; musical guest Christian Scott (rerun from August 10, 2010)

Friday - August 27, 2010
6:00 pm HBO If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise - Parts 1 & 2 (4 hours) 5 years after Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returns to New Orleans to see how the plans to reinvent the Crescent City are playing out; he finds a patchwork of hope and heartache in a story that is book-ended by a pair of momentous events - the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory and the disastrous BP oil spill; following up on When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Lee revisits with many of the principals from the first film, including Terence Blanchard and members of the Hot 8 Brass Band
8:00 pm CNN Larry King Live Harry Connick Jr. joins Larry from New Orleans for the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (see transcript)
9:00 pm WYES 12 New Orleans Rising documentary tells the story of 5 people in New Orleans striving to save unique elements of the city’s culture in the aftermath of Katrina; with Darryl Montana (Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribe), Christian Brown (a member of the Rex krewe), Tracy Thomson (an independent craft artist from the French Quarter), Lester Wilson (band director at Xavier Prep) and Wanda Riley (former participant in the Krewe of Zulu)
10:30 pm WYES 12 Congo Square Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra pay homage to the legendary birthplace of jazz; with Yacub Addy & Odadaal

Saturday - August 28, 2010
10:00 am SUND Spectacle: Elvis Costello with ... joining Costello for a once in a lifetime jam session are Nick Lowe on bass, Allen Toussaint on piano, UK guitar giant Richard Thompson, and drummer Levon Helm (rerun)
6:00 pm SUND Saving Jazz (2006) documentary follows photographer Herman Leonard on his painful return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and his efforts to rebuild his life's work; with Irvin Mayfield, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, David Freedman (WWOZ), Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis, Irma Thomas; read more (repeats at 4:30 am)
8:00 pm NGC Trouble the Water (2008) a New Orleans woman who witnessed the devastation of Katrina comes forward to tell her highly personal story of one of the nation's worst natural disasters in this Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature; features the music of Dr. John, Mary Mary, Citizen Cope, TK Soul, John Lee Hooker, and the Free Agents Brass Band and introduces the music of Black Kold Madina; visit film web site (repeats at 11:00 pm)

Sunday - August 29, 2010
2:00 pm HBO If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise 5 years after Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returns to New Orleans to see how the plans to reinvent the Crescent City are playing out; he finds a patchwork of hope and heartache in a story that is book-ended by a pair of momentous events - the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory and the disastrous BP oil spill; following up on When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Lee revisits with many of the principals from the first film, including Terence Blanchard and members of the Hot 8 Brass Band (4 hours)
8:00 pm WYES 12 Along Lake Pontchartrain crabbing on the seawall, dining at Bruning's and Fitzgerald's, riding the Zephyr at Pontchartrain Beach, and more; with comments from Chef John Besh, Dr. John, Carlton Dufrechou, Eddie L. Sapir, Deacon John Moore, Frank Davis and others (repeats at 11:00 pm)
10:30 pm WYES 12 New Orleans Rising documentary tells the story of 5 people in New Orleans striving to save unique elements of the city’s culture in the aftermath of Katrina; with Darryl Montana (Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribe), Christian Brown (a member of the Rex krewe), Tracy Thomson (an independent craft artist from the French Quarter), Lester Wilson (band director at Xavier Prep) and Wanda Riley (former participant in the Krewe of Zulu)
3:00 am WYES 12 Washing Away: After the Storms in 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita churned ashore wreaking havoc upon the already endangered coastline of Louisiana; this documentary chronicles Louisiana’s recovery through the personal accounts of six survivors whose homes, livelihoods and communities were shattered in their wake; with Kerry St. Pé, Leah Chase, Errol Domingue, Marlon Horton (aka 10th Ward Buck), Ted Falgout and Preston Doré

Tuesday - August 31, 2010
8:00 am HBO If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise 5 years after Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returns to New Orleans to see how the plans to reinvent the Crescent City are playing out; he finds a patchwork of hope and heartache in a story that is book-ended by a pair of momentous events - the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory and the disastrous BP oil spill; following up on When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Lee revisits with many of the principals from the first film, including Terence Blanchard and members of the Hot 8 Brass Band (4 hours)

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