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Sunday - June 4, 2006
9:00 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
2:10 am HDNet True Music featuring Andy Timmons, the Benjy Davis Project and Bril (repeats at 10:00 pm)
2:10 am HBO Chris Rock Show Chris chats with Wynton Marsalis; musical guest Biz Markie (rerun from October, 1998)
2:30 am GSN What's My Line? jazz legend Louis Armstrong is the "Mystery Guest" in this episode that originally aired on CBS on March 22, 1964

Monday - June 5, 2006
5:30 am Starz In Black New Orleans Music in Exile

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Robert Mugge documentary follows the plight of New Orleans musicians shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the city; artists share their stories of how Katrina affected them, and how they are getting back on their feet; with Theresa Andersson, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irma Thomas, Stephen Assaf, Eddie Bo, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, ReBirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Papa Mali, World Leader Pretend, Cowboy Mouth, Beatinpath, Jon Cleary and Papa Grows Funk
7:45 am HBO Ray (2004) Jamie Foxx won 2004 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of music pioneer Ray Charles in this engrossing biopic; Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Bokeem Woodbine and Chris Thomas King co-star; others appearing include Vernel Bagneris, Clarence Johnson III, Jamil Sharif, Alonzo Bowens, Herman LeBeaux, Lois Dejean, Edwin Livingston, Edward Anderson and Lenny McDaniel; see the "Ray" soundtrack (see additional air dates)
6:00 pm HDNet True Music featuring Andy Timmons, the Benjy Davis Project and Bril
10:35 pm NBC Tonight Show with Jay Leno musical guest Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band perform "How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live? (New Orleans '06)", which the Boss dedicated to the folks of New Orleans; list to the track here: Real / Windows Media
1:00 am NBC Last Call with Carson Daly Ben Kingsley; musical guest Juvenile (rerun from April 11, 2006)

Tuesday - June 6, 2006
10:00 am WVUE Tony Danza Show Jenny McCarthy; Survivor host Jeff Probst; musical guest Better Than Ezra (repeat from 09/22/05; syndicated; check local listings)
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman actress Bonnie Hunt; musical guests Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint perform a track from their new CD, "The River in Reverse"; Allen Toussaint will also be sitting in with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra

Wednesday - June 7, 2006
8:00 pm GAC 41st Annual ACM Awards country's finest are honored in Las Vegas; performers include Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland (with Annie Clements on bass), Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, etc. (taped May 23rd; repeats at 12:00 am)

Thursday - June 8, 2006
5:45 am Encore America's Heart & Soul (2004) documentary focusing on two dozen people from around the country who have found purpose through their passionate endeavors; with James Andrews, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Marc Savoy and Ann Savoy
4:00 pm GAC 41st Annual ACM Awards country's finest are honored in Las Vegas; performers include Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland (with Annie Clements on bass), Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, etc. (taped May 23rd; repeats at 12:00 am)
4:30 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
6:30 pm HDNet True Music featuring Andy Timmons, the Benjy Davis Project and Bril
10:00 pm PBS /
WLAE
Charlie Rose guests include Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and musicians Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint (check local PBS listings!)

Saturday - June 10, 2006
6:30 pm HDNet True Music featuring Andy Timmons, the Benjy Davis Project and Bril
7:00 pm HBO The Skeleton Key (2005) thriller partially filmed in South Louisiana; watch for scenes at the Half Moon Bar, and ReBirth Brass Band, performing at the Maple Leaf; ReBirth and the Dixie Cups appear on the soundtrack (repeats at 3:30 am - see additional air dates)
9:00 pm IFC Henry Rollins Show Henry interviews Perry Farrell; musical guest Deadboy & the Elephantmen make their national TV debut, performing "Stop, I'm Already Dead"; see additional performances at IFC.com (repeats at 12:00 am)

Sunday - June 11, 2006
12:00 pm WYES The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; other segments include Angelo Brocato III, French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde, 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
7:00 pm CBS 60th Annual Tony Awards airs live from Radio City Music Hall in NYC; Harry Connick Jr. is nominated for "The Pajama Game", and he will also present an award and perform a song from "The Pajama Game" with co-star Kelli O'Hara

Monday - June 12, 2006
7:30 pm IFC Henry Rollins Show Henry interviews Perry Farrell; musical guest Deadboy & the Elephantmen make their national TV debut, performing "Stop, I'm Already Dead"; see additional performances at IFC.com (rerun)

Tuesday - June 13, 2006
1:15 pm TCM Cabin in the Sky (1943) debut of film director Vincente Minnelli and Hollywood's first general release of an all-star, all-black musical; with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong (see film soundtrack)
5:00 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

Wednesday - June 14, 2006
8:00 am A&E The Brooke Ellison Story (2004) A&E made-for-TV drama directed by Christopher Reeve, with appearances by Lauren Barrett and Theresa Andersson (repeats at 2:00 pm)

Thursday - June 15, 2006
7:00 am NBC Today in an emotional and candid interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, pop icon Britney Spears talks about the state of her marriage, motherhood, the tabloids criticism about her skills as a mom, and why the paparazzi have gone too far
8:00 pm NBC Dateline NBC in an emotional and candid interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, pop icon Britney Spears talks about the state of her marriage, motherhood, the tabloids criticism about her skills as a mom, and why the paparazzi have gone too far
10:00 pm WYES American Masters - The World of Nat King Cole documentary coincides with the release of The Very Best of Nat King Cole, a DVD and limited edition DVD/CD; features rare archival performances, home movies and interviews with Cole's wife and daughters, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Isaac Hayes, Quincy Jones, Eartha Kitt, B.B. King, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder, and includes clips of "When I Fall In Love," "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Nature Boy," "Mona Lisa," "Smile," "Unforgettable," etc.
11:00 pm WYES American Masters - Ray Charles: The Genius of Soul 1992 documentary on R&B legend Ray Charles; interviews include Quincy Jones, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Preston, David Fathead Newman, "Raelette" Merry Clayton, etc.
11:30 pm PBS Tavis Smiley jazz trumpeter Christian Scott (interview and performance); see show transcript
11:35 pm NBC Late Night with Conan O'Brien comedian Dane Cook; snowboarder Shaun White; musical guest Dr. John performs "That Old Black Magic" from new CD Mercernary; the Doc will be backed by David Barard, Herman Ernest III and John Fohl

Friday - June 16, 2006
12:35 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
7:00 pm CMT Best of CMT Crossroads highlights from CMT concert series; with Hank Williams Jr., Lucinda Williams, Ray Charles, Elvis Costello, Dixie Chicks, etc. (repeats at 10:00 pm; see additional air dates)
9:00 pm WYES New Orleans That Was nostalgic look back at Pontchartrain Beach, New Basin Canal, old Canal Street streetcars, Claiborne Avenue, etc; includes interview with Allen Toussaint and old Mardi Gras Indian clips
11:00 pm WYES The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; other segments include Angelo Brocato III, French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde, 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

Saturday - June 17, 2006
9:00 pm CMT In The Moment Hank Williams Jr.'s guide to the great outdoors, with guests Joe Nichols and Lee Ann Womack (repeats at 12:00 am; see additional air dates)
11:08 pm WYES The Uptown That Was memories of Uptown are recalled by New Orleans notables including author Anne Rice, musician Deacon John Moore, artist George Schmidt, historian Jack Stewart, singer Irma Thomas, society columnist Nell Nolan, cookbook author Sylvia Gerson, Audubon Institute Director Ron Forman, LA Senate President John Hainkel and City Councilman Oliver Thomas (rerun)

Sunday - June 18, 2006
7:00 am E! True Hollywood Story: Britney & Kevin now that 23-year-old Britney Spears is having a baby will she ever reclaim her spot in the pop limelight? And who is this guy Kevin anyway? (rerun)
11:00 am WYES American Masters - The World of Nat King Cole documentary coincides with the release of The Very Best of Nat King Cole, a DVD and limited edition DVD/CD; features rare archival performances, home movies and interviews with Cole's wife and daughters, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Isaac Hayes, Quincy Jones, Eartha Kitt, B.B. King, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder, and includes clips of "When I Fall In Love," "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Nature Boy," "Mona Lisa," "Smile," "Unforgettable," etc.
7:00 pm WYES New Orleans That Was nostalgic look back at Pontchartrain Beach, New Basin Canal, old Canal Street streetcars, Claiborne Avenue, etc; includes interview with Allen Toussaint and old Mardi Gras Indian clips

Tuesday - June 20, 2006
11:30 pm PBS Tavis Smiley Oscar-nominated songwriter Elvis Costello and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint discuss their collaboration on the acclaimed CD, "The River in Reverse"; see show transcript

Thursday - June 22, 2006
11:30 pm AMC Live And Let Die (1973) James Bond thriller partially filmed in New Orleans stars Roger Moore; features appearances by Alvin Alcorn, Dejan's Olympia Brass Band and Sylvia "Kuumba" Williams

Friday - June 23, 2006
12:00 pm AMC Live And Let Die (1973) James Bond thriller partially filmed in New Orleans stars Roger Moore; features appearances by Alvin Alcorn, Dejan's Olympia Brass Band and Sylvia "Kuumba" Williams

Saturday - June 24, 2006
2:25 am HBO Chris Rock Show Chris chats with Wynton Marsalis; musical guest Biz Markie (rerun from October, 1998)

Tuesday - June 27, 2006
7:00 pm BET 2006 BET Awards 6th annual BET Awards air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles; performers include Beyonce, Prince, Lil Wayne, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, T.I., Mary J. Blige and others; presenters include Diddy, Snoop Dogg and Bryan "Baby" Williams; Harry Belafonte and Chaka Khan will receive special honors (3 hours)

Thursday - June 29, 2006
11:30 pm PBS Tavis Smiley Tavis talks with critic and jazz aficionado Stanley Crouch and music legends Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy; start time varies - check your local PBS listings!

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