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Friday - September 1, 2006
10:45 am HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts I, II, III and IV

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Spike Lee's documentary on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with LA Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Terence Blanchard, Rev. Al Sharpton, Wendell Pierce, Sean Penn, Donald Harrison, Sylvester Francis (of the Backstreet Cultural Museum); the Hot 8 Brass Band, Garland Robinette, former NOPD Chief Eddie Compass, Kanye West, and New Orleans area residents (run time circa 4 hours, 15 minutes; read more)
1:50 pm Starz Cinema Lightning In A Bottle documentary features performances from the February 2003 "Salute To The Blues" concert at Radio City Music Hall; film captures the night's magic and weaves a history of the blues through performances, backstage interviews, rehearsals and archival clips of some of the greatest names in American music; Concert backing band includes Ivan Neville and Dr. John; Performers include Buddy Guy, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and the Neville Brothers; Archive clips include Chris Thomas King and Lazy Lester - check out the soundtrack!

Saturday - September 2, 2006
9:30 am TMC A Love Song For Bobby Long (2004) drama flick starring John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson was adapted from the novel "Off Magazine Street"; singer & songwriter Grayson Capps makes a cameo appearance and penned four songs for the soundtrack; soundtrack features Capps, Theresa Andersson, and others (see additional air dates)

Sunday - September 3, 2006
7:00 am SUND Saving Jazz

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since the 1940s, photographer Herman Leonard has created the definitive visual history of jazz, with classic images of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and hundreds of other music icons; when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Leonard’s studio, darkroom and part of his photo archive were badly damaged by 8 feet of water; this documentary follows the 82-year-old photographer on his painful return home and his efforts to rebuild his life's work; with Irvin Mayfield, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, David Freedman, Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis, Irma Thomas, and others; read more
1:15 pm MAX 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 (see additional air dates)

Monday - September 4, 2006
5:00 pm TCM St. Louis Blues (1958) musical biopic on the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy stars Nat King Cole, Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway; with Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Teddy Buckner, Barney Bigard, George "Red" Callendar, Lee Young and Pearl Bailey
4:00 am Starz 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

Wednesday - September 6, 2006
4:00 pm SHO 2 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; see additional air dates

Thursday - September 7, 2006
9:00 pm PBS /
American Creole: New Orleans Reunion jazz man Don Vappie finds his sidemen scattered by Katrina, his flooded-out mom sleeping on his couch and his 8 year-old grandson clamoring to join the band; this special directed by Glen Pitre tours the front lines of a devastated city's cultural rebirth: offstage, where race is infinitely more nuanced than black or white; backstage, where which instrument you play can be a political statement; and joyously onstage, where the only thing that matters is music - and local legends make it cook; with Lillian Boutte, Plas Johnson, Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson, Gerald Adams, Tom Fischer, Ray Moore, Renald Richard, and others (repeats at 4:00 am)

Friday - September 8, 2006
8:00 pm CBS Fashion Rocks 3rd annual concert special; performers include Elton John, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Beyoncé, Daddy Yankee, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, Scissor Sisters and the Pussycat Dolls

Saturday - September 9, 2006
9:00 pm MAX The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) good ole' boys Bo and Luke Duke run hog-wild through the back roads of Georgia in this hilarious adaptation of the hit TV series; filmed in New Orleans and other LA locatons; stars Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson, with Willie Nelson and Theryl 'Houseman' DeClouet (cable TV premiere; see additional air dates)

Thursday - September 14, 2006
8:00 pm FOX Celebrity Duets this week the six remaining celebrities will be paired with different recording artists, including Aaron Neville, Dionne Warwick, Jesse McCartney, Taylor Dayne, ex-Styx vocalist Dennis DeYoung and Deniece Williams

Friday - September 15, 2006
8:00 pm NBC Las Vegas - "Father of the Bride" one of the trio of ladies at the Montecito is preparing to walk down the aisle and the impending wedding causes old love to resurface and turmoil to brew; guest appearance/performance by Sugarland (look for Annie Clements on bass - see photo); repeat from 05/12/2006

Saturday - September 16, 2006
11:15 pm WYES 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, Lindy Boggs

Wednesday - September 20, 2006
11:00 am WGNO Martha Stewart Grammy award-winning singer Aaron Neville joins Martha to cook a delicious Southern-style Gumbo and sing one of his classic hits (syndicated - check local listings!)
2:00 pm IFC Henry Rollins Show Henry interviews Perry Farrell; musical guest Deadboy & the Elephantmen perform "Stop, I'm Already Dead"; see for more interview and performance footage (rerun; repeats at 11:15 pm)

Monday - September 25, 2006
9:00 am ESPN2 Cold Pizza scheduled guests include LA Governor Kathleen Blanco and NFL legend Archie Manning; show will also feature interviews with Saints players Drew Brees and Deuce McAllister from their "Cocktails for Katrina" event Saturday and an interview with LSU QB JaMarcus Russell; Tony Chachere Creole Foods of Louisiana will prepare a quintessential Cajun tailgate, and the St. Augustine High School Marching 100 will perform (2 hours; repeats at 11:00 am)
6:00 pm ESPN Monday Night Countdown Saints/Falcons pre-game show; the Goo Goo Dolls perform "Better Days" at the Superdome reopening ceremonies; U2 and Green Day perform their Katrina benefit single, "The Saints Are Coming" with help from ReBirth Brass Band, New Birth Brass Band and Troy Andrews; proceeds from sales of the single will go to Music Rising, the campaign launched to help bring music back to the Gulf Coast
7:30 pm ESPN Monday Night Football the New Orleans Saints return to the Louisiana Superdome for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, taking on division rival Atlanta Falcons; the national anthem will be performed by Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint; more than 150 first responders from Gulf Coast search and rescue teams will be on the field during the coin toss, with former President George H.W. Bush flipping the coin

Wednesday - September 27, 2006
10:30 pm FSN Best Damn Sports Show Period from New Orleans, with Saints WR Joe Horn, former LSU coach Dale Brown and musical guest Cowboy Mouth (show tapes at 4:00 pm at the Gibson Quad at Tulane University)
10:35 pm NBC Tonight Show with Jay Leno actress Evangeline Lilly, Magic Johnson and musical guest Aaron Neville

Thursday - September 28, 2006
9:00 pm PBS /
Cincinnati Pops: Take Me To The River Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents a musical celebration of America's rivers; special guests include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, pianist/singer Marcia Ball, and baritone Gregg Bakerunder the direction of conductor Erich Kunzel (repeats at 4:00 am)
10:30 pm FSN Best Damn Sports Show Period from New Orleans, with Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Tulane football coach Chris Scelfo and musical guest Robert Randolph and the Family Band (show tapes at 4:00 pm at the Gibson Quad at Tulane University)

Saturday - September 30, 2006
1:00 pm BET Top 25 Countdown New Orleans rapper Lil' Wayne counts down his favorite videos (rerun)

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