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Thursday - December 1, 2005
8:35 pm TMC The Big Easy (1987) thriller set in New Orleans stars Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin; with Irma Thomas, Dewey Balfa, Christine Balfa, Robert Jardell and Terrance Simien; order the soundtrack

Friday - December 2, 2005
10:00 am WDSU Ellen DeGeneres Show guests include Harry Connick, Jr. and chef Wolfgang Puck (syndicated - check local listings)
7:00 pm NBC The Happy Elf animated family holiday special features music and narration by Harry Connick, Jr.; see thehappyelf.com for more info

Saturday - December 3, 2005
8:00 pm CBS Academy of Country Music's 40th Anniversary Celebration taped in Las Vegas; with Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Alabama, Lee Ann Womack, etc.

Monday - December 5, 2005
6:00 am WWL Eyewitness Morning News guests Christian Serpas & Ghost Town will be promoting their original Christmas song, "Last Christmas", which is included on the newly released Angel's Place Benefit Christmas CD
8:30 pm TCM Pennies From Heaven (1936) a singer gets mixed up with a grieving family and a haunted house; stars Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Edith Fellows and Louis Armstrong, who performs "Skeleton in the Closet"

Tuesday - December 6, 2005
1:35 pm TMC The Big Easy (1987) thriller set in New Orleans stars Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin; with Irma Thomas, Dewey Balfa, Christine Balfa, Robert Jardell and Terrance Simien; order the soundtrack
10:30 pm TBS O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) comedy drama w/ George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Chris Thomas King; the Grammy winning soundtrack features music by Chris Thomas King and The Cox Family, who have a cameo role in the film

Wednesday - December 7, 2005
5:00 am CNN American Morning feature on New Orleans musician Irvin Mayfield
9:00 am TBS O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) comedy drama w/ George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Chris Thomas King; the Grammy winning soundtrack features music by Chris Thomas King and The Cox Family, who have a cameo role in the film

Thursday - December 8, 2005
7:30 am E! 2005 Grammy Nominations coverage of Grammy nomination announcements from NYC; see complete list of past Grammy nominees and winners from Louisiana
3:00 pm BET Rap City with guest Lil' Wayne

Friday - December 9, 2005
3:35 pm TMC The Big Easy (1987) thriller set in New Orleans stars Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin; with Irma Thomas, Dewey Balfa, Christine Balfa, Robert Jardell and Terrance Simien; order the soundtrack
10:00 pm Oxygen Ellen DeGeneres Show guests include Harry Connick, Jr. and chef Wolfgang Puck (repeat from 12/02/05)

Saturday - December 10, 2005
3:30 pm IFC The Apostle (1997) Robert Duvall plays a volatile Pentecostal minister; partially filmed in Louisiana; with appearances by Steve Riley, Ruby Terry, Hunter Hayes, and late cornetist Harold Potier Sr.
1:00 am Oxygen Ellen DeGeneres Show guests include Harry Connick, Jr. and chef Wolfgang Puck (repeat from 12/02/05)

Sunday - December 11, 2005
7:00 am IFC The Apostle (1997) Robert Duvall plays a volatile Pentecostal minister; partially filmed in Louisiana; with appearances by Steve Riley, Ruby Terry, Hunter Hayes, and late cornetist Harold Potier Sr.
8:30 am SHO Festival Express in 1970, The Band, Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin boarded a passenger train that stopped at several Canadian cities to stage massive live shows; an artistic smash, the event was a financial disaster, resulting in this rare footage being locked away unseen for 35 years; with Buddy Guy, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Delaney & Bonnie, Flying Burrito Brothers
11:00 pm MTV2 Subterranean MTV2's weekly alternative music show, with special guest World Leader Pretend

Monday - December 12, 2005
11:00 am TCM High Society (1956) remake of the 1940 film "The Philadelphia Story" features nine top-notch numbers from Cole Porter; cast includes Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm and Louis Armstrong; tunes include the Armstrong/Crosby duet "Now You Has Jazz" and "High Society" (Armstrong); backing up Satchmo are Billy Kyle, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall, Arvell Shaw and Trummy Young
5:00 pm BET 106 & Park top ten countdown; performance by rapper Lil' Wayne
12:00 am E! Saturday Night Live actor Tobey Maguire hosts; musical guest Sisqo; Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown ( see photo ) sits in with the SNL band; originally aired on 04/15/2003

Tuesday - December 13, 2005
10:00 am BET 106 & Park top ten countdown; performance by rapper Lil' Wayne (rerun)

Wednesday - December 14, 2005
6:30 pm BET Access Granted a behind the scenes look at the making of Juvenile's latest video, "Rodeo"

Thursday - December 15, 2005
5:00 pm BET 106 & Park top ten countdown; rapper Juvenile drops by to premiere his latest video

Friday - December 16, 2005
10:00 am BET 106 & Park top ten countdown; rapper Juvenile drops by to premiere his latest video (rerun)
7:00 pm Disney Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) made-for-tv Disney flick was filmed in & around New Orleans; cast includes Amanda Shaw in her first movie role
10:35 pm NBC Tonight Show with Jay Leno guests include actress Jennifer Aniston, actor Allen Covert and music by Aaron Neville, performing "Christmas Prayer"
2:00 am Comedy MADtv Harry Connick, Jr. hosts & performs in this special Christmas episode from 1996 (see episode review)

Saturday - December 17, 2005
9:00 am Comedy MADtv Harry Connick, Jr. hosts & performs in this special Christmas episode from 1996 (see episode review)
10:30 am TRIO Satchmo The Great (1957)

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CBS News icons Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly created this intimate and revealing portrait of Louis Armstrong; with segments of Satchmo's 1956 concerts in western Europe, the Gold Coast of Africa, and the USA, plus his reflections on music and the origin of his nickname; the film culminates with Armstrong's triumphant return to New York concert featuring a full orchestra led by Leonard Bernstein; Louis' All-Stars include Edmond Hall, Trummy Young, Arvell Shaw, Billy Kyle and Barrett Deems (repeats at 5:30 pm)
12:00 am TCM A Song Is Born (1948) a group of music professors take in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend; stars Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo, with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Mel Powell, Louis Bellson, Lionel Hampton and Charlie Barnet

Monday - December 19, 2005
8:00 pm NBC 2005 Radio Music Awards airs live from Las Vegas; nominees include Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn; scheduled performers include Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Michael Buble, Sugarland and Ashlee Simpson
11:30 pm TCM Here Comes the Groom (1951) a foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he's adopted; stars Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman, with a cameo appearance by Louis Armstrong

Friday - December 23, 2005
10:45 pm Encore The Big Easy (1987) thriller set in New Orleans stars Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin; with Irma Thomas, Dewey Balfa, Christine Balfa, Robert Jardell and Terrance Simien; order the soundtrack

Sunday - December 25, 2005
9:00 am FOX News FOX News Sunday segments include a Hurricane Katrina update with Senator David Vitter and Wynton Marsalis

Monday - December 26, 2005
9:00 pm TCM High Society (1956) remake of the 1940 film "The Philadelphia Story" features nine top-notch numbers from Cole Porter; cast includes Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm and Louis Armstrong; tunes include the Armstrong/Crosby duet "Now You Has Jazz" and "High Society" (Armstrong); backing up Satchmo are Billy Kyle, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall, Arvell Shaw and Trummy Young
1:30 am TCM That's Entertainment! II (1976) classic musical numbers and comedy bits from MGM films, with clips of Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, etc.
2:30 am GSN What's My Line? tonight's mystery guest is Mahalia Jackson; originally aired on CBS on January 22, 1961

Tuesday - December 27, 2005
8:00 pm CBS Kennedy Center Honors Tony Bennett, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford and Tina Turner are this year's honorees; trumpeter Wynton Marsalis performs "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in a salute to Bennett; other performers include Diana Krall, John Legend, Beyonce, Melissa Etheridge and Queen Latifah
8:00 pm CNN Larry King Live singer Rick Nelson is remembered 20 years after his death; with Nelson's daughter and sons, Glen Campbell, and Nelson guitarist James Burton (repeats at 11:00 pm and 2:00 am)

Saturday - December 31, 2005
10:00 pm BET 106 & Party: New Year's Eve Special appearances and performances from David Banner, Keyshia Cole, Juelz Santana, Chamillionairre, Ying Yang Twins, Sean Paul, Pitbull and Mannie Fresh
10:00 pm CNN Anderson Cooper New Year's Eve Special live from Times Square in New York City; with Harry Connick, Jr., Brooks & Dunn, John Mayer Trio, James Brown, Barenaked Ladies and more; includes segments from New Orleans
10:00 pm FOX NEWS All American New Year 2006 coverage from New York includes an interview with Wynton Marsalis; also reports from Jackson Square and in interview with Mayor Ray Nagin; plus music from Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Aaron Tippin and Phil Vassar (2 hours; repeats at 1:00 am)

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