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Friday - December 1, 2006
7:00 pm Starz In Black Blues Divas

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2004 Robert Mugge documentary with performances from Deborah Coleman, Mavis Staples, Odetta, Irma Thomas, Ann Peebles, Bettye Lavette, Denise LaSalle and Renee Austin; Morgan Freeman hosts from his Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS
12:36 am ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live actor Elijah Wood, actress Tichina Arnold and musical guest Mute Math (check local listings for start time!)

Saturday - December 2, 2006
5:15 am Sundance 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.
9:45 am Starz Kids The Happy Elf 2005 animated family holiday special features music and narration by Harry Connick, Jr.; see additional air dates
9:00 pm MTV 2 Headbangers Ball weekly metal show hosted by Jamey Jasta; with special guest Goatwhore; submit questions for the band here

Sunday - December 3, 2006
6:05 am Starz In Black Lightning In A Bottle (2004)

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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!
6:15 am Starz Cinema 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
7:15 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 - December 4, 2006
9:00 pm NBC Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip "The Christmas Show" - guest appearance by several NOLA musicians, including Troy Andrews (Trombone Shorty), Steve Walker, Kirk Joseph, Bob French, Roderick Paulin, Kid Merv and Frederick Sheppard
3:00 am MTV 2 Headbangers Ball weekly metal show hosted by Jamey Jasta; with special guest Goatwhore (rerun)

Wednesday - December 6, 2006
2:55 pm SHO 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)
7:00 pm WYES Christmas in New Orleans new special from WYES and Peggy Scott Laborde looks at Mr. Bingle, downtown New Orleans Christmas decorations, rare snowfalls, bonfires along the Mississippi River, the Centanni home Christmas displays, and more; sharing local Christmas memories are Irma Thomas, Deacon John, author Anne Rice, former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, historian Sally Kittredge Reeves, artist George Schmidt and others; repeats at 10:30 pm
10:00 pm BIO Biography: Hank Williams, Jr. the offspring of famous musicians often have a hard time creating a career for themselves, yet Hank Williams, Jr. is one of the few to develop a career that is not only successful, but markedly different from his legendary father; this profile includes interviews with band members, his daughter Holly Williams, agent Greg Oswald, and Hank Jr. himself (repeats at 2:00 am)

Thursday - December 7, 2006
6:15 pm SHO Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) import film won acclaim and awards for its story of a German accordion player named Schultze, a longtime polka performer whose life and work are transformed when he hears some Cajun zydeco music on the radio; soon, Schultze has changed his style and is saving for a trip to Lousiana; with music from Jackie Caillier, Elton "Bee" Cormier, Zydeco Force and others (cable TV premiere; see additional air dates)

Friday - December 8, 2006
11:15 am SUND Saving Jazz 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, and others; read more
10:00 pm HBO Comic Relief 2006 fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina relief taped 11/18/06 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and Harrah's Fulton Street in New Orleans; Bonerama served as house band in Las Vegas; The Radiators were house band in NOLA; members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band appeared in Vegas segments; Craig Klein of Bonerama and Arabi Wrecking Krewe hosted a taped piece from NOLA; make a donation; see additional air dates

Monday - December 11, 2006
4:00 pm BET Rap City guest: Lil Boosie

Tuesday - December 12, 2006
9:05 am SUND Saving Jazz 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, and others; read more

Friday - December 15, 2006
10:30 pm IFC Henry Rollins Show Henry interviews Perry Farrell; musical guest Deadboy & the Elephantmen perform "Stop, I'm Already Dead" (rerun)

Saturday - December 16, 2006
5:30 am IFC Henry Rollins Show Henry interviews Perry Farrell; musical guest Deadboy & the Elephantmen perform "Stop, I'm Already Dead" (rerun)
5:00 pm MTV2 2007 Artists To Watch an hour of videos from artists to keep your eye on in 2007, including Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie, Silversun Pickups, Rich Boy, Calle 13, Gym Class Heroes, Shiny Toy Guns, Unk, and Brand New

Sunday - December 17, 2006
6:00 am MTV2 2007 Artists To Watch an hour of videos from artists to keep your eye on in 2007, including Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie, Silversun Pickups, Rich Boy, Calle 13, Gym Class Heroes, Shiny Toy Guns, Unk, and Brand New

Monday - December 18, 2006
2:45 pm SUND Saving Jazz 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, and others; read more
9:00 pm NBC Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip "The Christmas Show" - guest appearance by several NOLA musicians, including Troy Andrews (Trombone Shorty), Steve Walker, Kirk Joseph, Bob French, Roderick Paulin, Kid Merv and Frederick Sheppard (rerun from 12/04/06; watch performance clip)

Friday - December 22, 2006
11:30 pm PBS Tavis Smiley Bishop Noel Jones; Grammy nominated trumpeter Christian Scott performs "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"; start time varies - check your local PBS listings!

Monday - December 25, 2006
6:10 pm IFC 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 (repeats at 3:40 am)
10:35 pm NBC Tonight Show with Jay Leno actress Kate Winslett, actor Wilmer Valderrama and musical guest Buddy Guy performs "Damn Right, I've Got The Blues" from his great new box set, "Can't Quit the Blues" (repeat from 11/17/06; check local listings for start time!)

Tuesday - December 26, 2006
6:00 pm Sundance Music Rising documentary on the Music Rising campaign and the recovery of the New Orleans music scene; with comments from Brian "Breeze" Cayolle, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Reid Wick, Bob Ezrin, The Edge (U2), David Freedman (WWOZ), Lance Ellis, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Marva Wright, Glenn Gaines, Quint Davis, Jimmy Ford & Sue Ford, and Ben Jaffe; Deacon John, ReBirth Brass Band, Arlo Guthrie, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band also appear

Wednesday - December 27, 2006
9:15 am Sundance Music Rising documentary on the Music Rising campaign and the recovery of the New Orleans music scene; with comments from Brian "Breeze" Cayolle, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Reid Wick, Bob Ezrin, The Edge (U2), David Freedman (WWOZ), Lance Ellis, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Marva Wright, Glenn Gaines, Quint Davis, Jimmy Ford & Sue Ford, and Ben Jaffe; Deacon John, ReBirth Brass Band, Arlo Guthrie, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band also appear

Friday - December 29, 2006
8:30 pm TCM It's Trad, Dad! (1962) story of conflict between a small town mayor who wants the place to be culture conscious and the teenagers who are only interested in jazz and pop music; with Helen Shapiro, Acker Bilk, Chubby Checker, Del Shannon, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Gene Vincent, Eugene McDaniels, the original Dukes of Dixieland, Chris Barber, and many more

Sunday - December 31, 2006
10:00 pm CNN New Year's Live with Anderson Cooper live coverage of New Year's Eve celebrations with reports from Times Square, New Orleans, and elsewhere; features performances by The Killers, The B-52s, Sister Hazel, Goo Goo Dolls, Montgomery Gentry, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lionel Richie, Smash Mouth, OK Go, Rockstar Supernova, Nelly Furtado and Scissor Sisters (2 hours)

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